Brooklynites are spoiled with a borough of delightful parks and gardens but if you want to expand your botanical pleasures to scenic landscapes outside of the five boroughs there are plenty of options.
We’ve rounded up eight sites that are all less than two hours from Brooklyn and where the focus is largely on the landscape, not necessarily just the architecture or sculpture. From a tiny iris garden to acres of trails, there are horticultural treasures for everyone. We’ve scattered the choices geographically too — there are gardens in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Which one will you visit?