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Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

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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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  • One of my favorite places in Brooklyn. I have been here with my husband on one of our first dates and now we come often with our son. It is such a beautiful atmosphere on a nice day. The rose garden a...  more »
  • Botanical garden is great place to visit at any season of Year , at winter you can injoy cover pavilion with tropical life, full of flowers, spring, cherry blossoms , summer its thousands deference fl...  more »
  • This is a beautiful botanical garden with lots to see and do. Remember ion sunny days or wear a hat and sunscreen as you are outdoors most of the time. Also if there around Christmas they have a terri...  more »
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  • I have been coming to Brooklyn botanical gardens for years. Once your inside the gardens the people and atmosphere is more relaxing. The staff are always friendly and helpful. The park stays clean. Would highly recommend this park. I also recommend Tom's a few blocks away for nice quick breakfast or lunch.
  • This is the best Garden in the whole metropolitan New York area. Next to or rather part the Prospect Park in Brooklyn leading from Flatbush Avenue starting from Manhattan Bridge. Although they charge quite high fees for entrance, they do offer some free hours, especially free Fridays for seniors. Starting end of March through Fall is the best time to visit here. The important events including the famous Cherry Blossom in mid-April till early May, and continuous with other flowers. I already made my eight visits here within recent two months. This is the most busy time of the year for the Garden. I have been going to this place for my past forty years. That is how long I know about this Garden, although I might go once a year there when I was busy working. I used to bring my kids there when they were young. We all loved and got amazed about how beautiful flowers were. I continued going the Garden often starting about five years ago. It is the most beautiful public place New York City can offer, especially offering free entrance for seniors on every Friday. So, Friday becomes my Garden visit day. Occasionally, I will go on a different day, example when Sunday is the only sunny day in the week, and the blooming flowers cannot wait. So, paying eight dollars to go in is worth the money. I will meet you there next time.
  • A MUST SEE when you're visiting, or live around the area. This is one of Brooklyn's best kept secrets, as its right next to Prospect park and the Brooklyn Museum but is forever quiet and a breath of fresh air. Pro tip: if you live in the area get a membership! They're cheap and it'll be a little oasis to spend 15 minutes when you need to get away from the bustling city!
  • Walking around in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is such a lovely respite from city living. I always feel transported somewhere else, especially in the spring when everything is in bloom. It's a fantastic getaway within the city. There are some cool indoor exhibits as well like the bonsai exhibit. The staff is very friendly; they're happy to try to answer any plant questions you have and make signing up for a membership an easy, breezy process. Enjoy!
  • The quality of this garden is excellent. Improvements are always being made and maintenance is unparalleled. One will develop favorite spots and seasonal favorites. A Brooklyn treasure! One personal suggestion: not the most amenable place for anyone needing to sit and rest during a walking tour.