Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

#2 of 23 in Parks in Brooklyn
Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
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. To visit Brooklyn Botanic Garden on your holiday in Brooklyn, and find out what else Brooklyn has to offer, use our Brooklyn.
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  • The Brooklyn Botanical Garden, located in Mount Prospect Park of Brooklyn, NY is a breathtaking and beautiful garden and one that boasts an incredible amount of gorgeous attractions. In August of...  more »
  • What a gem! In the heart of urban Brooklyn, the Botanic Garden provides a peaceful, inspiring oasis of beauty, some deep shade and possibility of natural integrity.  more »
  • When you think about parks in NY, obviously the first one which comes up to your mind is Central Park. Well, if you want to discover something different, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is the place to...  more »
  • The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens is a little sister to the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. Do not confuse the two. In Brooklyn you will find lovely paths and specimens of all things growing in the Northeast, it is relatively contained. It is beautiful in the Spring, but less enchanting in the heat of the summer. It is a lovely walk outside after you have visited the Brooklyn Museum next door. My suggestion is to do both in one day.
  • Very nice place with great exhibitions! There was a wedding taking place when I went last and it does seem like a beautiful place to get married! Really laid back vibe and easy to move around. Compared to the Bronx Zoo it's actually easier to walk around and things are closer to each other. The BX sometimes carts are required especially for those not prone to walking. I'd go again if I'm around Brooklyn and definitely kid friendly 😁.
  • Lovely park. The botanical garden is very beautiful but it is still under construction. You can see the areas which they are expanding and would recommend going once this is completed. There is enough to do, the rose garden and water features throughout the park are really beautiful. I would plan things to do in the area as you can walk around the park within 3/4 hours so not enough for a full day out.
  • Took my mother to the Botanical Garden on Mother's Day, it was perfect. It was so peaceful and pretty to be surrounded by all the flowers and nature. It did rain when I was there but it was so beautiful. Recommend taking your time and checking out each place on the map. Check out the calendar for events and I recommend going there during the cherry blossom season and also do recommend attending The Orchid show.
  • Very nice garden to walk around in the morning time! I love the fact that entrance is FREE on Friday mornings from 8am-12pm. There is a nice variety of mini gardens within the Brooklyn botanic and the plants are arranged nicely so that there's always something in bloom to view. I like the Japanese garden, but as a mom, it is tricky to navigate and maneuver through if you have a stroller.

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