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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Address: 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Phone Number: +1 718-623-7200
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Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York City offers wedding and private...

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York City offers wedding and private event catering in an outdoor dining garden setting or at The Palm House venue.

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A lovely spot in Brooklyn

This is a wonderful place to spend an hour or two or three, especially when the flowers are blooming. There are many times to choose: daisies, daffodils, tulips, roses and cherry... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place to spend an hour or two or three, especially when the flowers are blooming. There are many times to choose: daisies, daffodils, tulips, roses and cherry blossoms, to name a few. . You can check out d what's in bloom at any time on their website. Reasonable parking and food are available and entrance fee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I grew up just a few blocks from the Garden. Now I go back whenever I can. Don't miss this beautiful garden. (Cherry Blossoms, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Herb Garden , Indoor Conservatories, so many different things to see, depending on the season) And right nearby are also Prospect Park, Grand Army Plaza and The Brooklyn Museum. Too much to... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice scenery in the middle of brooklyn. rose garden is seasonal. cherry blossoms in the fall. nice to take wedding photos.

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite cousin and I took a day off in the middle of the week to tour the gardens and green houses. We had such a great time and couldn't believe how much was tucked away in this location. I'd recommend that everyone with access take an afternoon (or full day) to enjoy this urban garden.

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Thank RubyPeach
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a great place to spend a nice warm day. Lots of different areas with different plantings. The cherry tree grove is a must see during the Cherry Blossom festival, and the Japanese Garden with fish and turtle pond is my favorite spot.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The BBG is about a 30 minute walk from our house, and great walking destination in any season. We especially love the Japanese Garden and the native plant section. The shop is lovely and there is a nice outdoor cafe. I would avoid the Garden at Cherry Blossom time and visit, instead, Greenwood Cemetery.....great cherry trees and no crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens get better every year. I have been going to the BBG since I was a little kid(now 52). You can forget that you are in the city. June for roses and the Cherry Blossoms are fantastic in the Spring. In the Winter go to the greenhouses and be indoors and outdoors at the same time! Great for kids,... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely one of my favorite things to do in Brooklyn when I have a couple hours of free time and no plans! I did not know what to expect going there in the winter (although it was insanely warm for December in Brooklyn) but was pleased at the amount of different areas and things to see. The Noguchi sculpture exhibit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have some free day and wanted to relax by being close to nature in the heart of a city then this is a perfect place for you. You can just sit down in one of the benches of the garden and read your book or walk around and appreciate the different area inside the garden. A very quiet... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great when I visited by myself on free days, but when I went for Japanese Festival it was big disappointment. Everything was bad: tecket lines, crowds, bathrooms. They really underestimated how many people will attend. So if you plan on visiting here - my suggestion choose day carefully, check online for free days, see what exibitions they... More 

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