Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

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#2 of 8 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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  • Wonderful would be a great place for a wedding. The staff is excellent. We had a great time. Something to do in Brooklyn without having to go into Manhattan  more »
  • We took time out of out hectic trip to New York to go here for the afternoon, it was nice to have the calm. However it wasn't just a walk round the gardens that I was expecting, my boyfriend had chose...  more »
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  • This place is a really lovely alternative to schlepping to the Bronx to see that over-hyped green house. It has the added benefit of not being overwhelmingly large, while still providing a tranquil experience. Also, it’s in a gentrifying part of Brooklyn so you’ll be able to visit a few nice restaurants or explore a bar serving unique cocktails after. I especially love the Japanese Garden and the Rose Garden. Make sure to visit the gift shop, as they have some unique items. Memberships are only $100 for the year and they’re good for the grounds of the Bronx Garden, if that’s really your thing.
  • I had a beautiful experience here at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. It has many different types of pretty flowers that are gorgeous to look at. It is a fun place for the children to get to know about the nice things in the world around them and how things grow. The different sections of the garden are in bloom during different seasons, so some times there are prettier things to look at than at other times. I liked that there was such a big variety of plants that were clearly labeled.
  • Brooklyn Botanical Garden is an absolutely brilliant way to spend a day in New York. We went here in winter when almost all the plants have dried out and it was still wonderful. The greenhouses are a must visit here. The Japanese garden is also epic in winter as the pond freezes over. The highlight is definitely the Bonsai exhibits. I can't wait to get back here in spring to see the cherry blossoms and the livelier gardens.
  • 52 acres of beauty and serenity. Brooklyn Botanic Garden is spectacular year round, even on cold or rainy days, as there are lovely conservatories. There are many gardens with this botanic garden (Japanese Garden, Water Garden, Discovery Garden, Fragrance Garden, Shakespeare Garden, Rock Garden, Bonsai Museum). Some people come only in the spring to see the cherries, but late October and early November with fall color should not be missed. Enjoy lunch at Yellow Magnolia. Many days there's a tour given at 1 PM. Closed Mondays.
  • Beautiful Park that offers cherry blossoms in the spring and colors throughout the summer. May be used year-round but Peaks when weather warms. Admission price is waived during the winter months and some weekdays throughout the year. Handicap accessible. Check out the Japanese gardens. A slice of Prospect Park the Brooklyn Botanical Garden I understand is going through some improvements that will make this Haven of Brooklyn even better. Look forward to changes within the next two years

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