Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

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#2 of 23 in Parks in 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. 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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  • Visiting a botanic garden can be hit and miss, especially if the garden is between seasons. It pays to be a little less spontaneous when visiting, and plan your visit around particular flowerings or....  more
    Visiting a botanic garden can be hit and miss, especially if the garden is between seasons. It pays to be a little less spontaneous when visiting, and plan your visit around particular flowerings or....  more »
  • Well-kept gardens more stunning than the photos. Don't miss the birdhouse exhibition. Many spots to sit and read or just to relax. Spend a few hours or a full day. 
    Well-kept gardens more stunning than the photos. Don't miss the birdhouse exhibition. Many spots to sit and read or just to relax. Spend a few hours or a full day.  more »
  • I went to the first "Members Night" at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden that we had since before the pandemic. We normally have a Movie Night that is open only to the members every year and they show... 
    I went to the first "Members Night" at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden that we had since before the pandemic. We normally have a Movie Night that is open only to the members every year and they show...  more »
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  • There's so much to see there. Must come back. The Cherry blossoms were heavenly! The Shakespeare Garden was also so special. The split pea soup at the Canteen was hearty and so delicious. Looking forward to returning to explore more sections. The landscaping is beautiful everywhere. Thoroughly enjoyed the Japanese gardens as well. What a treat, a refreshment for the mind, body and spirit!🙏🏽💙
  • It is a magical place, especially as nightfall approaches. The whole place is filled with fireflies like fallen stars…it’s truly a hidden gem tucked away in the city. The fragrance garden and Japanese gardens are some must sees and if you time it right, the Gardens are a great place to listen to music and attend concerts. Everything about this place radiates peace and serenity and I will certainly go back to see more.
  • I really like this botanical garden, been there multiple times ! But I gotta say after visiting NYC one I will love to visit this one again ! ♥️ If you coming to NYC for a short time & like to visit a botanical garden, then I will say to visit the NYC one which is located in Bronx! Very beautiful & clean. Best to visit is spring. Last year I got to visit the cherry festival & it was wonderful. Fall should be very beautiful too, that’s on my list .
  • The conservatory was the best place to see things in winter. I would love to come back in the spring to see the gardens and cherry blossoms in bloom. July 2001 A lovely place to visit in Brooklyn. We last visited in the winter so it was nice to return and see things in bloom. Conservatory was closed this time. Lots of shade was welcome on a hot sunny day. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Membership is worth it. The gardens are so beautiful. We take our daughter regularly and it is such a lovely place to go for the afternoon or meet up with friends. A much calmer spot than Prospect Park. There’s also indoor space to take a break from the heat in the summer, nice clean bathrooms and a little cafe (their food isn’t great but a bottle of water and some chips is all we normally need). We’re so grateful to have a special place in our neighborhood!!

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