Brooklyn —

Spring has sprung in New York and nowhere is this more evident than at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  In addition to fragrant hydrangeas, lilacs, and wisteria, the garden’s famed cherry blossom trees are now in bloom.  The tradition of enjoying the blossoms is called “hanami” in Japan, which literally means “flower viewing.”

SLIDESHOW: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden's famed cherry blossom trees draw a crowd.