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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Address: 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Phone Number: 718-623-7200
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Ranked #5 of 373 things to do 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We came to the gardens in the late fall, which is not usually the best time to visit gardens. However, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden was beautiful. The highlights for us were the edible garden, the lily pond, and the creative Shakespeare Garden (featuring plants and flowers from his writings). We also saw a large hawk in a tree while in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

spent 1,5 hours in the line to get in. Constructions were all over the ''garden''. No plants, no flowers. just crowd watching poor Japanese performance on the stage or laying on the ground under naked trees. Terrible!!! claimed our money back! wasted time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

A great place to walk and see all the beautiful flowers, plants and trees. The trees were just changing colors when we were there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Brooklyn botanical gardens is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature. They exhibit the most beautiful flowers, shrubbery, babbling ponds and amazing fish. They even have a great gift shop where you can purchase some of their exquisite beauty. As an added bonus the Brooklyn Museum is in walking distance. A must go!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is probably the only place in New York City without hustle, bustle and crowds. You can hear yourself think here. There is even a section for the sightless which everyone can enjoy because its particular collection caters to sensations of touch and smell. The indoor Greenhouse and Hot House display samples of plants and trees from every climate zone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The brooklyn garden is truly a gem in brooklyn new york. Great place to take a strole relax and forget the harried city. Food also good and reasonably priced.great place to visit and support

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An oasis in a metropolis! Each season has its highlights. Experience them all if you can. The Botanic Garden never disappoints.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the place for plant lovers.A great place to visit when you're looking for things to do.Go up the road visit the Brooklyn Museum on Eastern Pky.When you're finished you can spend some time strolling along the gardens.Sometimes they have sales on plants and flowers,that's a good deal.Either way you have spent a wonderful day out.Only thing is for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Full disclosure: I live close to the BBG and am an active volunteer there. It has been a favorite haunt of mine for 35+ years. That said, the BBG is a must see garden for anyone who loves gardens: its 52 acres are easily strolled in over the course of a few hours IF you are a tourist in New... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Simply put.... go. It's a true gem of the borough of Brooklyn. Amazing blooms year round, lovely store, great special festivals & activities. Go.

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