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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Address: 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Phone Number: 718-623-7200
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Ranked #7 of 98 Attractions in Brooklyn
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Shopping, Walking
Owner description: A hot spot for proposals and weddings, the gardens 52 acres of magnificent flora and fauna provide...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Shopping, Walking
Hours:
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: A hot spot for proposals and weddings, the gardens 52 acres of magnificent flora and fauna provide the perfect romantic background. In late spring, the well-known Cranford Rose Garden features tens of thousands of roses flowing down arches, climbing up lattices and standing in formal beds.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The place is really charming. I went here towards the end of spring, but i would recommend that going towards the peak bloom of the cherry blossom, this place will look out of the world. It is relaxing and educational to those of us who rarely interact with flora living in crowded cities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Had the opportunity to see train show first time this year. Well worth putting in your 2015 calendar for holiday things to do. But that's not all I joined the gardens in June and they offer so many wonderful events and exhibits that make it well worth joining or at least making a day trip. The gift is fabulous bring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I visited Brooklyn Botanic Garden in a sunny and warm day of May. The gate on Flatbush Ave was under renovation so I walked to another one on Washington Ave. Thanks to all huge instruction boards from the station, that a person often walks blindly with the map like me, could find the destination easily! Well, at first, I mumbled... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We bought a membership after our first visit! Many great festivals and activities for families, couples and those who enjoy the outdoors. Ghourds and ghouls, the chili pepper festival have been favorites. Also has cool greenhouse gardens (nice to visit a tropical rainforest in January) and a beautiful Japanese garden with huge fish. Family friendly, reflective or romantic depending on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Botanic Gardens offers you the opportunity to get away from the bustle of this quick moving city. Best time to go: Early spring when the Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom. Check out the Japanese Garden for a zen experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Growing up in Brooklyn, we used to visit the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in the spring. I've been back many times as an adult and always find it very beautiful and serene. There's a children's garden too, The Cranford Rose Garden inside the Botanical Gardens is a like a fairy tale garden in June when all the roses are in bloom.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Stunning and so easy to like. Take your time to meander all the botanical splendor. A great place to roam with your family or a date.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Easy to get to from Times Square via subway, well maintained grounds for an overcast day in the middle of December. Loved the Bonsai exhibit. My teenagers liked the break from all the buildings in Manhattan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I love this botanical garden! I find this to be as nice as the NY botanical garden but in a nicer neighborhood. Next to the beautiful Prospect Park...and Park Slope for a good meal afterwards!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A really beautiful series of gardens in Prospect Park. The Zen Garden is particularly beautiful in May/June for the Cherry Blossom Festival and Japanese Tea Service. I believe you need to reserve a space for the Japanese Tea Service, but how far in advance I don't recall. I believe large school groups need at least 3 weeks notice.

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