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Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn
(4.6/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web)
The 21 hectare (52 acre) Brooklyn Botanic Garden is home to a number of revered plant collections and themed green spaces. Its Shakespeare Garden boasts more than 80 plants mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare. Make sure to read the plants' labels to find the relevant quotations. Stroll the winding paths of the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden to find a temple dedicated to wolf spirits and a pond filled with koi fish. You can discover plants from different American ecosystems in the Native Flora Garden. The gift shop sells an impressive collection of bulbs and seeds. Using our international travel planner, Brooklyn attractions like Brooklyn Botanic Garden can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • By far, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has the most fabulous Japanese garden, particularly in the late spring. There is also a marvelous children's interactive garden. Peaceful and serene, absolutely wor...  more »
  • Having been to most of the main NYC sights and attractions we wanted to branch out on this trip, so BBG was on the list. We took the Metro to Prospect Park, then walked through (it is quite big and ve...  more »
  • The Brooklyn Botanical gardens are nice and would be better visited in the spring, summer and fall. The inside doesn't offer as much as the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx but the outside on a nice day...  more »
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  • I love coming here. So beautiful, serene and awesome. Hat's off to the all the staff and resources that contribute to this magnificent resource and upkeep of flora in the middle of the concrete jungle. I find that it's best to come right when they open up, before the crowds so that the experience can be maximized.
  • What an amazing experience! make sure you visit with enough time to check every garden, because each of them is different, unique and interesting. The aromatic plants are amazing, as well as the Shakespeare garden and the Japanese pond. Will definitely come back next season to see the flowers bloom.
  • This place is amazing regardless of what season it is. The trees and plants are amazing along with the exhibits that display them. Great place to clear your mind along with taking family, friends and dates.
  • Beautiful and well kept any time of year! Discovery garden is so much fun for kids. My 3yrs old asks to come here every week
  • Great for relaxing on a Sunday afternoon. Also be on the lookout for the Cherry Blossom festival, it is their biggest event of the year. But a visit is worth it anytime of the year.