One Tour, Two Treasures!!! Bring a picnic lunch for this adventure -- as it is easily 4 miles of walking.
We'll take advantage of the free Saturday morning admission and with any luck the Cherry Trees at the Botanical Gardens will still be blooming. along with the spectacular spring flowers. The Annual Cherry Blossom Festival is the prior weekend. Below is a link if you prefer to enjoy all the activities: http://www.bbg.org/visit/event/sakura_matsuri_2014
There are restrooms in the gardens and there is a cafe to get food and/or drink to go.
After a stroll through one corner of Prospect Park we'll visit Victorian Flatbush, truly one of New York's hidden gems, began as a Dutch farming village in 1652 and began to develop as a residential suburb in the late 1800's. Today this group of neighborhoods makes up one of the largest collection of Victorian-era wood frame architecture in the U.S. Many of the homes contains distinctive ornamental features and thrive on lovely-tree-lined streets. You won't believe you are in the middle of Brooklyn!
We will end on walk in the Ditmas Park neighborhood, near the Q train for a reasonably quick ride back to Manhattan or Atlantic Avenue for other train connections. Food options available too.