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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Arlington, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The delayed Spring thwarted our chance to see the cherry trees in bloom, but the magnolias and daffodils were spectacular. This is a lovely garden, with very nice conservatories. It's not as fantastic as the Bronx Botanical garden, but if you are in Brooklyn, it's certainly worth seeing along with all the other destinations in and near Prospect Park. The... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This world-reknowned garden is wonderful in every season but I particularly enjoy May when the bluebells are in bloom!

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Although the BBG cannot compare to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, it has a very nice layout and some beautiful plants. The place is squeezed in next to busy Flatbush Ave. They have some nice events there: music, workshops, etc. Can get very crowded on exceptionally nice days! Best time to go is when the cherry blossoms... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Go there to see, learn, and enjoy the gardens in Brooklyn. It is a true Botanic gardens, where plants are displayed by family, and not for their marketable appeal.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit even in winter and of course would be even more beautiful in the summer and fall.

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Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We stumbled across the Brooklyn Botanic Garden while waiting for the nearby museum to open. It was a chilly day and steam rose from the Japanese garden ponds, making the red arch almost ghostly. The inside exhibits (desert, tropical, etc) were smallish but nicely labeled. We happily spent an hour here, admiring the orchids and other exotica. Informative too --... More

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