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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
718-623-7200
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Ranked #6 of 117 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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Orlando, Florida, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

It is really drop dead gorgeous. If you go don't forget to spend time in the wonderfully tranquil Japanese Garden.

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It is a perfect place to visit. Garden is very well kept. It has a decent size. Also, the Spring is my favorite season (gets very crowded). In Summer - it is cooler than in the rest of the city. Fall is perfect too (less people).

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Great place for adults to learn, kids to play - simply said - it is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places in Brooklyn.

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I love the botanical garden at any time of the year. It is a great an tranquil place for relaxing or taking a walk with friends and loved ones. It is also highly recommended to visit during the blossoming of the japanese three. There is a map on their website that shows the profress of the threes and flowers blooming... More

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Nunney, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We visited the gardens whilst on a 4 day visit to New York. It is a beautiful place with lovely walks, a variety of different gardens both outside and in large greenhouses. We saw hummingbirds feeding from large canna plants and the smell of the rose gardens was beautiful despite it being the end of their growing season. My husband... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The gardens are very much alive as the seasons change in Brooklyn. Just a small hop from the subway is the most magnificent park in the city...especially the Japanese garden. Enjoy the beauty of transition...

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a great place to spend a whole morning or afternoon. The grounds are huge and varied. I also really liked the gift shops and bought some unique souvenirs for some friends and family. It's also very near the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Pubic Library and Prospect Park. Well-worth a visit.

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Boca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Japanese Gardens are not to be missed as well as a myriad of other botanical treats. It makes you feel as if you have left the city behind and traveled to the country.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

can you believe 25 minutes from central park south is North America's oldest Japanese garden? and on Tuesdays it is free! The shrubs and trees are magnificent, and the flaming orange arch in the koi pond must be seen to be believed. I would like to return when the cherry trees are in bloom

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Tucson, Arizona
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Hard to believe you are in a big city. This charming garden is worth the time and cost to wander through. The rose garden is one of my favorites. Lots of lawns for kids to run around on. Nice sitting areas and the opportunity for some quite time.

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