If you're visiting the New York Botanical Garden soon, be sure to explore the newly restored and greatly expanded Burn Family Lilac Collection. Photographer Sai Mokhtari visited the lilac garden on Thursday and told us she "[a]lmost got dizzy breathing so deep because OMG IT SMELLS SO GOOD."
More than 200 new lilacs have been added to the garden, according to the NYBG: "First to flower are the Hyacinthiflora lilacs, which begin opening as early as mid-April, followed by the French hybrid lilacs, which produce many of the most popular and intensely fragrant flowers. Later blooming varieties keep the show going into May. Last, but certainly not least, are the tree lilacs, whose dense clusters of creamy-white flowers can last well into June."
The Burn Family Lilac Collection is next to the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden.