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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
718-623-7200
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Ranked #6 of 115 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

What a breath of fresh air. Walking around the beautiful greens, grass, trees, shrubs, etc made me feel close to Mother Nature and the Lord. Wearing sneakers certainl;y helps.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We had a wedding there and its was gorgeous and the staff was amazing. The best wedding I have ever been too.

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London England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We visited the Botanical garden using our New York passes which allowed free entry. We found the gardens to be beautiful and well kept, it was nice to walk around and see mainly locals inside as it's a little off the tourist trail so not over crowded which was a nice change. We thoroughly enjoyed walking around in the sunshine... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The grounds are beautiful and there are a lot of different exhibits to see. The indoor gardens are a good place to go if the weather is bad. There's a vegetable and herb garden- fun to look all the architecture as well as the unique variety of herbs and veggies they are growing. Lots of different walking trails, so it... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The BBG is a beautiful & tranquil place any time of the year. It is most glorious in the spring, but at any season there are wonderful flowers& plants. The indoor tropical garden is especially comforting on a cold winter day. I am a member and I treasure being able to visit whenever I can. It is highly recommended for... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

From the minute we walked in and saw the beautiful display of orchids we LOVED it.... The Japanese garden was so picturesque... paths were well kept and the maps were excellent.

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Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This garden is actually quite small if you look at the map, but it was so well designed that you never feel that way. It is really nice to walk around and get lost in thoughts, I love the lilac season, and of course cherry blossom. They have a fantastic cherry blossom festival, with all kind of activities. Also don't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens rivals most of the great gardens of the world-smack dab in the middle of the hustle and bustle, it's as if you have gone to another land when you walk in here. The variety of plants and fauna are truly amazing, for the most part it is litter free and the smell of fresh air in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My friend and I visited on a Tuesday because it was free and we are both lovers of nature and flowers. It is a very large garden so be prepared to walk a lot...52 acres :) It is very tranquil and relaxing to walk through and see the different types of trees and flowers that are also individually labeled. We... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Only had a couple of hours. Just wished we had been able to stay longer. We started on a 1 hour free tour at 1.00pm. It was really interesting but because we still had to eat we dropped out and grabbed a sandwich. We just had time to explore the beautiful Japanese garden and extensive herb garden which actually included... More

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