Flora heaven

Lavender asters (above) burst through ground-hugging meadow species at the Robert W. Wilson Overlook, a long neglected slope about half a hectare in size that is part of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The ascending garden now showcases a landscape of n
Lavender asters (above) burst through ground-hugging meadow species at the Robert W. Wilson Overlook, a long neglected slope about half a hectare in size that is part of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The ascending garden now showcases a landscape of native grasses, such as purple grass, and perennials, like Pink Muhly grass.PHOTOS: NYTIMES
GREEN WALLS: The Elizabeth Scholtz Woodland Garden at the reopened Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York boasts an open-air “walled garden” and features plants – such as ferns and sedges – that flourish in shady, relatively dry conditions.
GREEN WALLS: The Elizabeth Scholtz Woodland Garden at the reopened Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York boasts an open-air “walled garden” and features plants – such as ferns and sedges – that flourish in shady, relatively dry conditions.PHOTOS: NYTIMES
Lavender asters burst through ground-hugging meadow species at the Robert W. Wilson Overlook, a long neglected slope about half a hectare in size that is part of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The ascending garden now showcases a landscape of native gr
Lavender asters burst through ground-hugging meadow species at the Robert W. Wilson Overlook, a long neglected slope about half a hectare in size that is part of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The ascending garden now showcases a landscape of native grasses, such as purple grass, and perennials, like Pink Muhly grass (above).PHOTOS: NYTIMES
A view of the lush Cherry Esplanade (above) from the top of the Robert W. Wilson Overlook.
A view of the lush Cherry Esplanade (above) from the top of the Robert W. Wilson Overlook.PHOTOS: NYTIMES

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 31, 2020, with the headline 'Flora heaven'. Print Edition | Subscribe