Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

4.6
#2 of 23 in Parks in Brooklyn
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 online visit planner .
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  • Despite the period not too favorable for the flowers and plants, and despite the misfortune for the restructuring of the Japanese garden, I must admit to being impressed by the beauty of this place. Has many types of plants and habitats, the guides are very friendly and the price of admission for students is very convenient! Recommended.
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  • Very beautiful gardens with different collections of flowers. It is well maintained and pleasant to walk around. Stayed here for a good time.
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  • Re-connect with life and nature, especially when it gets freezing, in the amazing indoor botanical areas. Beautifully maintained with a great assortment of flora.  more »
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  • This place is huge! Even with a lot of places shut down for some construction. I was here easily for about 2-3 hours and honestly if I had been there by myself I would've stayed even longer. I thought it would just be a bunch of plants you look at but it was very well thought out and laid out. There are a lot of interactive moments with signs that say, touch me, smell me, etc. It was a lot of fun but also beautiful to look at. It's great for friends, family and kid friendly.
  • Amazing place to see. Cherry blossom ❤️ you should go there in spring. Not Summer. I went there in Summer. Too hot and Japanese garden (big part) was under construction. But they gave us the free ticket for next time. Very nice!!
  • We went when the rose garden was in full bloom. So lovely (and fragrant!). Loved the mini-rooms showcasing different climate zones, and the descriptive plaques were clear and easy to read. Heavy emphasis on native plant life and demonstrating how landscapes change over time. Lots of places to sit and rest, some doors with electronic openers, most without tho. Beautiful gift shop.
  • What a beautiful well kept garden. Check with your local library or your company as you might be able to get free tickets. There is a lot of traffic in the area and parking is not easy as well. May be taking the subway might be a better option. Make sure to eat well before going as the cafeteria is very crowded and long lines to get snacks. Otherwise great place to walk around, take pictures and experience various species of plants, shrubs, trees, flowers etc.
  • I love the botanical garden, but unfortunately now with the overlook project started half of the place is closed and under construction. I'm sure it will be beautiful when done, but I do wish they had finished the current water course project before starting a second one. As I said it's like half closed which kinda sucks.

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