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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225-1008
+1 718-623-7200
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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.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“japanese garden” (256 reviews)
“rose garden” (154 reviews)
“cherry blossoms” (165 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225-1008
+1 718-623-7200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What an amazing, beautiful, tranquil place. We loved our visit here seeing all the gorgeous flowers and the environmental aspects that they are trying to achieve. The Japanese garden is just wonderful. We had lunch at the Yellow Magnolia Cafe which was delicious. I had...More

Thank xMillie-hx
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited with friends and landed on a free day....so no charges.....check for similar days / deals Great for a couple of hours....wide range of exhibits / gardens in different styles Hot-houses were relatively modest in size, but well stocked Busy with educational trips.....but easy to...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The gardens are extremely well kept. I especially enjoyed the Japanese garden with the koi pond. Prepare for a very peaceful few hours. There are not a lot of places to get a cool drink and they discourage you from bringing anything in from the...More

Thank Kendra L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Japanese garden, orchid garden and a few other supremely. Gorgeous places make up this botanic wonderland. Every week a number of weddings take place and the change of seasons bring a new look constantly. Great place to just sit and contemplate the world or to...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a great morning walk at the Botanic Garden before leaving Brooklyn. Beautiful and calming, gorgeous gardens and ponds. Native flora area was very interesting. We visited in August so the Magnolias, Cherry Blossoms, Lily's weren't in bloom, but still it was beautiful. I can...More

Thank Lin R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like a little central park. I grew up in the area and always gone there with my mother. It was a weekly event since It was walking distance and the Zoo was right across the street.

Thank Sammy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful garden to visit! And it's free on Tuesdays! There is a free one hour guided tour at 1pm three days a week, including Tuesday's. There is a great variety both indoors and outside. There are rose gardens, fragrance gardens, children's gardens, herb & vegetable...More

Thank ctm85
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brooklyn botanical is hidden gem. it is free on Tuesdays . but in any case it has beautiful old charm, ver well kept. nice rose garden , big Japanese garden with coy fish pond and a lot of turtles. nice café and 2 water lilies...More

Thank triems3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of walking, plenty to see. If you like plants, flowers & trees you will love it. Great place to share with your kids.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens is a beautiful retreat and escape from the city life. The gardens are well maintained, easy to navigate for walking patrons, & accessible for the handicapped and strollers. The staff are enthusiastic and willing to enhance your experience. We planned a...More

Thank Scienceonseven
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Balquees S
12 April 2017|
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Response from IggySal | Reviewed this property |
On the weekends is always busy, but if you go Saturday morning right after they open, is not that busy/crowded & the best part? admission is free. Don't forget to take your camera, bring a water bottle, & wear comfortable... More
25 July 2016|
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Response from getsmart | Reviewed this property |
I can't help you with brooklyn transportation. I suggest using Uber. Have fun
21 May 2016|
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Response from Carole P | Reviewed this property |
No. But I have seen security dropping people a couple of times, on golf cart. It's a walking around garden to enjoy everything, because you have to be also on the grass to see some of the wonderful trees they have, special... More