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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
718-623-7200
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Ranked #6 of 114 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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New York City
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Even though this garden is not as vast as the one in the Bronx, it is quite large and has a lot to offer. There are beautiful plantings in the Children's Garden, Herb Garden, the cherry orchard, Japanese Garden, Rock Garden, greenhouses, and Rose Garden. It's a lovely place to take a quiet stroll. There is also a gift shop... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Garden is beautiful itself, nice to relax after loud and busy Manhattan, but I haven't found anything special or super interesting there, except from bonsai trees collection :)

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Spring can be a particularly good time to go. Magnolia Court - Daffodil Hill - Cherry Allee - Bluebell Woods - Rose Garden - that alone will get you through early March out until June or July. Then in the fall there is a whole different round of color that makes its way through

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic place to just relax, as it is smaller than the huge one in the Bronx, and a great deal easier to enjoy. It feels like your own personal estate.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

the brooklyn botanic garden is an excellent place to relax. it is full of greenhouses,ponds and(obviously) gardens. i would recomend starting with the greenhouses-tropical, temperate, warm temperate,auquatic,etc, before moving on to the small-but fascinating bonsai museum. other than the greenhouses,museum and a restuarant the garden is nearly all outdoors. the shakespearian garden combines (mostly common) plants with beautiful poetry putting... More

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went there on a Saturday morning and it is free before noon. The place is very lovely and is a great place to go with someone you love.

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Illinois US
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118 reviews 118 reviews
28 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Garden is quaint. A short walk from the Subway. The lily pools and surrounding flower gardens are a must see in the summer.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Worth the trip out on the metro to the Gardens if you're after something a little quieter and some timeout from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. We had a lovely walk around the Gardens (not strenuous - I was 26 weeks pregnant) and lunch at the Gardens cafe - wasn't bad. I particularly enjoyed looking at the Children's Garden... More

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you love botanic gardens, which I do, and need a break from the hustle and noise of Manhattan, then I highly recommend a foray to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The gardens were looking a little bit tired this visit. Perhaps too much energy and money had gone into the new visitor centre and shop, at the expense of the... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I was looking forward to seeing many exotic flowers & plants such as I've seen at other botanical gardens but that was not to be. However the grounds were pleasant and I'm sure there's something for everyone. I guess you could spend a whole day there relaxing! Sadly we didn't visit in the right season to see the cherry blossom... More

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