Tuesday, December 25, 2018


For Saturday, December 29, 2018

A green oasis awaits us in Brooklyn.  There are acres and acres of beautifully sculpted gardens with an infinite variety of scenes to explore.  There is also an incredible conservatory that features a variety of plants in sculpted settings that mimic natural surroundings.  The conservatory includes a desert room, a tropical room and everything in between.  We will probably be indoors sketching the whole day, but if the weather permits there are gorgeous sights to sketch outside in the garden.


WHAT:  We will be sketching indoors in the Conservatory at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

WHEN:   The gardens opens at 10:00 AM.  Sleeping late?  Come anyway - we'll be there, but you'll miss the astounding feeling of being nearly alone in one of the city's best gardens.

WHERE:  The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens has entrances located at 455 Flatbush Avenue and
990 Washington Avenue.  There are several subways nearby:

-  2/3 train to Eastern Parkway—Brooklyn Museum station (weekends: 4/5 replaces 2/3)
-  B/Q/S trains to Prospect Park station (weekends: B train does not run)
4/5 trains to Franklin Avenue station (weekends: use Eastern Parkway—Brooklyn Museum station)

-   Adults $15
-   Seniors (65 and over) and Students  $8

Parking:  Attended parking (for a fee) is available at 900 Washington Avenue.  Maximum to closing = $19

LUNCH:  12:00 - Noon - The gardens has a nice cafe. The Coffee Bar is located in the Visitor Center adjacent to the Atrium.  They serve fresh pastries, soup, sandwiches, snacks, and beverages.  Feel free to bring your own food and beverage.

AFTERNOON:  1:00 PM  Back to sketching.

SHOW and TELL:  3 PM   We will start walking to Tooker Alley - located one and half blocks away at 793 Washington Ave, Phone (347) 955-4743.  We will share drawings, good stories and a snack, beer or wine if you're so inclined.

Can't find us?  
Call Mark - 973-809-9128

There are no fees or attendance taken. All drawing skill levels are welcome

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