These are the final days of the winter weekday-freebies at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden .
In the winter, the $8 admission is waived every weekday.
Starting next week, the gardens flip back to regular admission rates. but even then, you can still get in for free on Tuesdays, and on Saturdays before noon.
What's new this year is that the Brooklyn Botanic will extend its hours for spring. Starting March 8, the garden will stay open from open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. (The garden is always closed Mondays.)
The first cherry blossoms are about a month away.
The weekend of May 2 and 3 is when the garden will host its 28th annual Sakura Matsuri festival, celebrating the blossoms on the 220-plus cherry trees in the 52-acre garden located next to the Brooklyn Museum.
See NewYorkology for a list of other free days at gardens, museums and zoos.