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Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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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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  • This small cafe has a few dishes, such as a daily soup, chile, sandwiches, salads and several beverages, including wine. It is OK, but not great. 
  • The BBG is very pretty, very nice, it is definitely worth the trip to see it, it is also next to the Brooklyn Museum, so it's a nice area. 
  • I've been to the botanical gardens many times because it's such a beautiful, relaxing place. It's lovely in spring, summer and fall with all types of gardens, paths and foliage. You can easily spend a...  read more »
  • If you're in the mood to be stared at by overzealous and rude security personnel. They seem to be looking to make trouble more than prevent it. One can only get the sense that you sare in a inner-city and unsafe environment. Even while walking through a garden. I will never recommend This park👎🏻
  • This place is more beautiful in the winter despite there being less blooms than in summer because there are way too many people there in the summer, way too crowded and suffocating. The bonsai tree exhibit is phenomenal.
  • The best place in Brooklyn for stroll in Spring and Fall during weekdays. Very well kept and cozy place. Outstanding programs for kids. Outdoor cafe is surprisingly good.
  • Beautiful and well maintained gardens of all varieties. Id recommend the herbal garden, the Japanese garden, and the rose garden for their pleasant walks. I received a free membership for getting an idnyc card which any Brooklyn folk should look into. Free admission on Tuesdays and Saturday mornings so you have no excuse not to visit.
  • One of the most beautiful locations in Brooklyn. A blooming oasis surrounded by the busy city. Much nicer in the off season, less blooms but less crowded! A bit pricey but well worth it. Eat before you go, that's where the real pricey happens.
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