Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden
4.5
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
About
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden situated on 52 acres in the heart of Brooklyn, fostering delight and curiosity in the world of plants while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. The Garden also offers weddings and private event catering at the Palm House and Atrium, in a beautiful outdoor setting. Please note, Brooklyn Botanic Garden is open year-round, but hours vary seasonally. Be sure to visit bbg.org/visit before plan your visit.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Address
Neighbourhood: Prospect Park
How to get there
  • Botanic Garden • 4 min walk
  • Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum • 4 min walk
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Kensi B
New York City, NY56 contributions
Do not miss
Oct 2021
This is one of the most stunning places in Brooklyn, you will not even feel you are in the city. Go here instead of garbage-stewn Prospect Park with its dangerous e-bikes and hordes of homeless people and piles of garbage.
Written 3 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

🌍FamilyTravels🛫
Colchester, UK1,269 contributions
Such a find.
Sep 2021 • Family
What a find. Stumble across this by complete accident. A real nice break away from the urban life of Brooklyn. Loads of open space for beautiful walks, loads of different wild flowers and ponds. Maps all along so easy to find your way round.
Written 22 September 2021
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Greg Harris
Yonkers, NY729 contributions
Greg & Kat’s Brooklyn Botanical Garden Experience.
Aug 2021 • Couples
The Brooklyn Botanical Garden, located in Mount Prospect Park of Brooklyn, NY is a breathtaking and beautiful garden and one that boasts an incredible amount of gorgeous attractions.

In August of 2021, I brought and treated my wife and myself for a visit to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and we were both amazed and dazzled by its specialty gardens.

We loved exploring the Japanese Hill & Pond Garden and we took great pictures of the garden’s architectural elements such as the wooden bridges, stone lanterns and a Japanese temple dedicated to Inari. Both my wife and I found the pond to be the garden’s highlight due to its calm serenity, and great blending with the garden’s architectural features.

We also did some sightseeing of the Steinhardt Conservatory and enjoyed viewing the aquatic plant house, and the three climate themed plant pavilions.

All in all, both my wife and I very much loved our visit of the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and we highly recommend for everyone to visit this stunning attraction!!!
Written 17 August 2021
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NationalParkTravelr
Arlington, VA20 contributions
Fabulous native plants!
Jul 2021
What a gem! In the heart of urban Brooklyn, the Botanic Garden provides a peaceful, inspiring oasis of beauty, some deep shade and possibility of natural integrity.
Written 1 August 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy325 contributions
The other side of NY
Jul 2021
When you think about parks in NY, obviously the first one which comes up to your mind is Central Park. Well, if you want to discover something different, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is the place to be! As a Japanese culture enthusiast, I recommend you not to miss the Japanese torii in the pond!
Written 2 July 2021
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JPMWROX
Boston, MA55 contributions
More than "a" tree grows in Brooklyn
Jun 2021
Loved our visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Easy to get to from Manhattan and the grounds are spectacular and beautifully maintained. We were there on a very hot day but there were plenty of shady spots to rest and enjoy the ambiance. A real treasure in the city.
Written 10 June 2021
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Mary O
MN25 contributions
Beauty everywhere
May 2021 • Couples
Lovely gardens with more variety than I’d hoped to see. Interesting pathways leading to different styles of gardens. Unfortunately too early for the lily ponds at conservatory and the conservatory was closed because of COVID-19.
Written 22 May 2021
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Michael S
Pittsfield, MA4 contributions
Wonderful 2 hours
May 2021 • Couples
This is a fantastic oasis in Brooklyn. The gardens are beautifully laid out with many permanent maps to keep everything organized.
Written 16 May 2021
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Roma S
Rock Hill, SC40 contributions
Mother's Day Treat
May 2021
My son took me to the Botanic Gardens for Mother's Day. We missed the peak of the cherry blossom, which he wanted to show me, but the field of Spanish bluebells was breathtaking. The whole park was gorgeous and well tended. If I lived in New York I would go there as often as possible.
Written 10 May 2021
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,366 contributions
Wonderful trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
May 2021
I had wanted to see the Garden before the Cherry Blossoms were all gone but the recent rain storm had knocked most of the blossoms off the trees. Still there were enough on the trees that had a nice effect and the walk through that section of the garden was really beautiful.

What was amazing were the hundreds of blue iron weed flowers that were right off the Cherry Blossom Arcade. All along the side path were hundreds of small blue ad purple bell shaped flowers that lined the small hills and paths and the site of them was quite spectacular. It was really amazing to see.

Most of the garden is starting to reopen. The restaurant has reopened as has the Children's Garden and the Natural Woods. The garden has been much busier as the weather has gotten warmer.

The one nice thing about the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens is the complexity of the gardens. With each part of the season, there is something else in bloom and it gives the paths a new look and feel to it. Mother Nature is full of surprizes.
Written 7 May 2021
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