Garden Ramble in a Historic Victorian Neighborhood
A peek into historic Victorian neighborhood gardens
Words and Images by Jay Wen
One of my favorite lesser-known neighborhoods in Brooklyn is Ditmas Park. I may be biased having lived there for a few years but it is really pleasant place that makes one forget that they live in a huge city with millions of people.
The quiet and quaint neighborhood is lined with enormous old trees and large grand Victorian homes sit on this historic landmarked area. What is also abundantly clear is that in this neighborhood, some people take really good care of their gardens.
I was lucky to be invited to this year's annual garden ramble tour. Having missed it every year that I lived there, I knew I had to make it and I was not disappointed.
This was such a lovely garden ramble tour. I was inspired, learned some new things and now dreaming up some new garden plans for the future.
If you live in New York or are coming to visit, take a couple of hours to explore Ditmas Park. You won't regret it. With all the giant trees, at the very least you'll be taking in some much needed fresh air.