Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
4.5
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Prospect Park
How to get there
  • Botanic Garden • 4 min walk
  • Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum • 4 min walk
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  • TangoNY
    Great Neck, New York461 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Local Brooklyn favorite place. Lots to see and enjoy. Avoid large crowds on weekends.
    Local favorite for generations. Majestic trees and lots of beautifully manicured grounds. We went on Saturday in the mid April where Kwanzan Japanese cherrie trees are in bloom and losing pink petals, a wonderful time to be here! The only drawback was too many people, lots of crowds roam the premises. It becomes annoying. Kids admission is free, adults $18 per person whole day. Parking $25 right near the entrance to the park. Very convenient and beautiful. Just try to go on a weekday.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 April 2023
  • UNR91
    117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning spring blooms
    We visited midweek early in the day during peak bloom of many of the spring flowers: tulips, azaleas, lilac, cherry blossom and tree peonies. Absolutely stunning! The tour is a great way to learn about the gardens unique history and features. The native section is very interesting with a number of medicinal plants noted. We spend a good 4 hours wandering the grounds and enjoyed it all! The cafe had a decent gluten free bowl but was expensive.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 May 2023
  • Justin W
    Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey3,719 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went to see the Cranford Rose Garden before all the blooms were gone
    June is Rose Month at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the gardens were in full or past bloom at this point at the Cranford Rose Garden. All the flowers are blooming about two weeks in advance so some of the roses were past their prime. Because of the fact there are so many species, a lot of the roses were still in bloom as were other flowers and it was just an amazing site to see. The colors and the vibrance of the garden plus the wonderful smells made it an enjoyable visit. I was able to walk around the rest of the garden and some other things like in the Vegetable Gardens, the Rock Garden and the Children's Garden were coming into bloom so there were a lot of sites and colors to see in the rest of the gardens. The Japanese garden was in full summer mode and was very picturesque. The gardens are such a nice place to escape from the pressures of life and just relax and enjoy nature.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Kevin B
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A magnificent horticultural tour awaits you at the Brooklyn botanical garden.
    Located just steps away from the New York subway entrance, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a wonderful urban oasis filled with lush gardens and collections of native and non-native species. It occupies a large footprint so allow yourself most of the day if you plan to visit everything. Fortunately there is a nice snack bar, as well as a very nice restaurant located on the grounds to refresh and replenish your self before continuing your tour. The conservatory contains a number of collections from different zones and also has very clean restrooms available. I especially enjoyed the woodland garden area, which has some magnificent examples of mature trees, native to the north eastern US. Bring your mosquito repellent, however as the area is quite shaded, and a home to these insects as well. At the conservatory, the bonsai garden, as well as the cactus collection And tropical greenhouse were extremely interesting. The exhibits are also well marked and labeled and offer an opportunity to learn quite a bit about the various species on display. There is an admission fee however, there is also a senior discount which is very generous. My wife and my adult daughter really enjoyed our time at the botanical garden and I can highly recommend this to anyone with an interest in plant life.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 August 2023
  • DesmondJH
    86 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best bonsai exhibit anywhere
    Midwinter, but there is plenty to see. Topping the list id the extraordinary Bonsai exhibit. No matter what your experience with bonsai is, you will recognize the magnificence of the specimens in Brooklyn. Astonishing in every way. There are also very good greenhouse exhibits with a variety of climates and hundreds of plants. A beautiful spot.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 December 2023
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Eric J
Brooklyn, NY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is nice even late fall when most of the trees have lost their leaves. There was enough color to make it pretty, and a few late bloomer roses. The grounds are lovely and peaceful. Highly Recommended to Visit All Friends.
Written 15 January 2024
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DesmondJH
86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Midwinter, but there is plenty to see. Topping the list id the extraordinary Bonsai exhibit. No matter what your experience with bonsai is, you will recognize the magnificence of the specimens in Brooklyn. Astonishing in every way. There are also very good greenhouse exhibits with a variety of climates and hundreds of plants. A beautiful spot.
Written 27 December 2023
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Trail471810
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
What a wonderful experience - even on a cloudy November day. They have the trees and shrubs set up to accent the fall colors.
Written 10 November 2023
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Nastja F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We went to gardens in November. It was very magical, we had beautiful weather -it was sunny.
I liked the most conservatory in the middle of the park.
Written 4 November 2023
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Kevin B
Fort Washington, PA23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Located just steps away from the New York subway entrance, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a wonderful urban oasis filled with lush gardens and collections of native and non-native species. It occupies a large footprint so allow yourself most of the day if you plan to visit everything. Fortunately there is a nice snack bar, as well as a very nice restaurant located on the grounds to refresh and replenish your self before continuing your tour. The conservatory contains a number of collections from different zones and also has very clean restrooms available.
I especially enjoyed the woodland garden area, which has some magnificent examples of mature trees, native to the north eastern US. Bring your mosquito repellent, however as the area is quite shaded, and a home to these insects as well. At the conservatory, the bonsai garden, as well as the cactus collection And tropical greenhouse were extremely interesting. The exhibits are also well marked and labeled and offer an opportunity to learn quite a bit about the various species on display.

There is an admission fee however, there is also a senior discount which is very generous. My wife and my adult daughter really enjoyed our time at the botanical garden and I can highly recommend this to anyone with an interest in plant life.
Written 12 August 2023
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mylesdolphin
Victoria, Canada469 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
A wonderfully relaxing afternoon spent here, away from all the noise and pollution of nearby busy roads. The grounds were very well kept and I thought the value was quite good for the admission fee.
Written 5 July 2023
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ3,719 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
June is Rose Month at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the gardens were in full or past bloom at this point at the Cranford Rose Garden. All the flowers are blooming about two weeks in advance so some of the roses were past their prime. Because of the fact there are so many species, a lot of the roses were still in bloom as were other flowers and it was just an amazing site to see. The colors and the vibrance of the garden plus the wonderful smells made it an enjoyable visit.

I was able to walk around the rest of the garden and some other things like in the Vegetable Gardens, the Rock Garden and the Children's Garden were coming into bloom so there were a lot of sites and colors to see in the rest of the gardens. The Japanese garden was in full summer mode and was very picturesque.

The gardens are such a nice place to escape from the pressures of life and just relax and enjoy nature.
Written 1 July 2023
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Patrick R
Wellesley, MA169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
A wonderful and verdant oasis in the midst of Brooklyn!

As a couple who were married more than 30 years ago in an arboretum, public gardens, holds a special place in our hearts.

I high recommend this garden strongly for its wide variety of flora, bushes, and trees.
Written 3 June 2023
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TMarshay
New York132 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
The trip to the Beautiful and absolutely Breathtaking Gardens was spoiled by a Discourteous Cashier Catherine by the exit of Flatbush Avenue and Empire Blvd who obviously tried to discriminate against me even though I was properly attired, thought I was trying to evade paying $18.00 when we lost my friends daughter and I was going back for her, but instead of displaying proper customer service and offer to help to find my friends daughter. She was speaking in a loud tone and being rude, even guests there who witnessed and saw me out said said “Sorry you had to go through that”.
That Cashier Catherine needs to be properly trained because I am a Guest Experience Manager and neither myself or my team would EVER speak to anyone in the manner in which she spoke to me… and I am a former member of the wildlife conservatory and a member of many outstanding organizations in and around NYC. That cashier Catherine reflects badly on the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and I hope she is spoken to about her behavior.

The experience totally spoiled the entire day/trip especially the fact that I was taking first time visitors to visit the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, so extremely disappointed because of your Cashier Catherine’s Behavior
Written 27 May 2023
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Matt_Probert
Southampton, UK193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
A very pleasant botanical garden, tranquil and with many plants to photograph or admire. There is also a tropical and desert area (under glass) making it more interesting for the children.
Written 20 May 2023
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden is open:
  • Tue - Fri 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00