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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
718-623-7200
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Ranked #6 of 112 attractions in Brooklyn
Type: Gardens
Activities: Shopping, Walking
Traveler Description: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is lovely anytime of the year, but especially when the cherry blossoms or rose garden are in full bloom. It's a... more »
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Brooklyn, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Okay, the cherry blossoms are not all out yet but when they are (later this month/beginning of May), they are incredible! Even if you miss Sakura Matsuri which is this coming weekend, still go and see the cherries and the other incredible flowers/trees which are starting to bloom. There is always something to see there, even in winter. The shop... More

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We visited at the end of April and it was a little too early in the season. If we had waited until the beginning of May all the cherry blossoms would have been out. As it is, we only saw a few and the very earliest flowers of spring. The grounds are clean, well kept and beautifully designed. We had... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

What's not to like! The grounds are beautiful. The place is peaceful and it's near the subway so anyone can get there,

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Cranford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A ten dollar admission takes you to a calm paradise behind the Brooklyn Museum. Walk off the subway and take a stroll through rose gardens, koi ponds, cherry blossoms and magnolias and towering greenhouses in a cool neighborhood in Brooklyn. If you are visiting NYC, the subway will take you right there. It is huge ! You could spend a... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Ok not the whole world, but there are a lot of diverse arrangements, indoor exhibits, outdoor exhibits, temperature and moisture controlled exhibits, fountains, beautiful scenery, etc. In the summer its nice to nap in the tree garden. I personally like the banzai tree exhibit.

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Lincolnshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately we didn't have very long in here. We ended up here in the last hour and still had to pay full price which was not much. We were here in January but there was still plenty to look at and the ice on the ponds had images of trees in it not sure how they had done it but... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Such a lovely, lush oasis in the middle of a busy borough. Lots of gorgeous flowers, mammoth old trees and green space to enjoy. It is right next door to the Brooklyn Museum, too a two-fer!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My wife and I have visited Botanic Gardens in the United States and throughout Europe. BBG is among the best, with a varied landscape, rich assortment of flora, and engaging conservatory. Many years ago, when our children were young and the City was infinitely rougher, the Gardens were a remarkable oasis. They remain an oasis today, perhaps best visited on... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I always enjoy going to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden at least twice every single year!....this spring is a bit late but I was mazemarize by the magnolias and daffodils which were gorgerous! The cherry trees are blooming and so I will probably go next week again. It's a great place to take your family and spend the day....photographing all the... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a lovely jewel in the midst of Brookyn, right next to the Brooklyn Museum and in walking distance of Park Slope, an attractive neighborhood with interesting shops. The garden is smaller than the NY Botanical Gardens in the Bronx and it is for this reason that I prefer it. One can see the whole garden... More

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