Brooklyn Botanical GardenCurrently Closed
- Address: 900 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, New York City, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +718-6237200
- Ticket Price: 10 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, Botanical Garden
Brooklyn Botanical Garden is probably the most famous and most beautiful garden in the New York City. It’s a nice place to get-away from city life. The Garden has more than 200 Cherry trees of forty-two Asian species and cultivated varieties, making it one of the foremost cherry-viewing sites outside Japan. It is situated on 52-acres in the heart of Brooklyn. Thirteen gardens, six flower collections, and a conservatory with multiple environments to explore welcome over 7,25,000 visitors annually.
The greenhouses are beautifully arranged and take the visitors on little journey’s through the Rainforest and the Dessert. Every spring, crowds descend on the space for the Sakura Matsuri Festival, during which many trees bloom along the Cherry Esplanad.
Other popular festivals are Chile Pepper Festival: August and Ghouls & Gourds – October. You can also see Shakespeare Garden, Magnolia Plaza, Lily Pool Terrace, Steinhardt Conservatory, Cranford Rose Garden features 5,000 bushes of 1,200 varieties of America's favorite flower, and several other gardens also delight the senses, including a rock garden, daffodil hill and herb garden.
Tips for visitors
- Grab a map- it will help you plan your route and make the most of your visit. They're available free at the entrance.
- Eating- Aside from water bottles and baby bottles, no outside food may be brought into the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Visitors can purchase and enjoy refreshments at the Terrace Cafe. No picnicking is allowed at BBG.
- The Cherry Esplanade is the only place in the BBG where visitors are allowed to sit on the lawn.
- Don't miss the Garden Gift Shop - they have wonderful gifts for people who love to garden.
- No smoking is allowed in the garden.
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- $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students; free admission for members and for children under 12 years.
- Admission is free on Tuesdays, Winter Weekdays (early Nov-early March); and 10:00 am to noon on Saturdays (except during special events).
- Admission prices are higher during special events.
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I was given free passes from my local library and decided to take a friend on an adventure. It was entirely worth it. If you love flowers and nature as much as I do then you will have a beautiful time. There is so much area to cover both indoors and out. If you’re big on photography you will have the time of your life documenting this great garden. The gift shop is also lovely. There’s something for everyone at the garden and I encourage you to bring your friends or family when the weather is nice. You’ll have a great time!
What needs to be said about such an awesome place! From the moment that you walk in and you can already tell that this is going to be an outstanding experience. I definitely thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the Brooklyn botanical gardens. There is so much to see and do, and there is so much helpful service. The little gift shops are outstanding, if there was one point of improvement that I would recommend it is the food court. I went during the summer and as hungry and thirsty as I was, the line was a literally standing room only almost toward the staircase of the opposite end! But that is something minor so I really don't mind. Outstanding experience overall!
I went during the winter on one of the free admission days. I mostly toured the conservatory with one of the excellent volunteer garden guides, and also looked at some of the great large tree specimens on the property. The Japanese garden was undergoing improvements and was closed, slightly disappointing, but I understand that sometimes gardens need to be updated and the winter off-season made sense timing wise. (especially since it was free to see everything!)
Love love love this place! Their displays show lots of care and effort, I’d love to spend an entire day here next time when I have time. It’s a shame I came in winter and their Japanese garden is closed for renovation, but their conservatory is awesome, and the bonsai collection is still open to visitors. Their themed gardens (although most plants are not in season) are gorgeous too, it’s so fun walking into Shakespeare garden and spotting quotes I recognize. I was never too fond of Shakespeare during high school but this has sparked my interest and I might go and read his other works that weren’t part of curriculum. This botanic garden is the perfect little place to bring your date or your kids for a meaningful and fun afternoon.
Lovely respite in the city. Many beautiful gardens in which to walk and wonder and lovely exhibits in which to see. A great place to have a picnic and see beautiful flowers and Gardens of all different varieties and from different cultures. Right next to the museum it makes for an all-day experience where are you can experience art and nature at the same time.