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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Address: 990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225-1008
Phone Number: +1 718-623-7200
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers weddings & private event catering at the...

Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers weddings & private event catering at the The Palm House and Atrium, in a beautiful New York City garden, outdoor dining setting.

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Great Escape from The City

The Botanical Gardens is a great place to get away from the city without leaving the city. Each part of the year provides different blooms to enjoy (while the blossoming cherry... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Botanical Gardens is a great place to get away from the city without leaving the city. Each part of the year provides different blooms to enjoy (while the blossoming cherry trees are the most vibrant and my favorite).

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Thank Jeffrey L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love the BBG! It's pretty much my backyard. The landscape design is beautiful and intelligent. There is always something new to see. My favorite trips are when the lilacs are in bloom and when the rose garden is in full glamour and odor. The food is always excellent - don't be put off by the line. Bring a book... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spring flowers, daffodil hill, magnolia court; some of the finest. But even in the depths of winter, there are the greenhouses and Christmas lights. There're also one day and longer courses at cheap prices

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Brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walked to the Gardens and entered at the north end and eventually exited by the south end and trained home. Big, spacious gardens, lots of separated but large open areas, well maintained paths and often very pretty and relaxing vistas. Well worth walking through and taking children, both for the active ball-kicking and chasing and just running around in very... More 

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Mount Laurel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very relaxing and peaceful;great flowers nice smells and sights. my favorite place as a teen when working next door at brooklyn public library. went to cousins wedding there too.

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Thank Richard C
Brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very special place, don't miss it if you are in Brooklyn. Located directly behind the Brooklyn Museum, this place features an incredible array of flowers, trees, ponds and spaces for taking in the colors, scents of the gardens. It is truly a quiet little oasis in a bustling city.

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took a quick walk through the gardens. It was close to closing time so I didn't get to see everything but it was lovely and really peaceful.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just plan to be there when the weather is nice and you can take advantage of the full park. It is big, and if you're limited by time you need to choose highlights. In some places you can still hear traffic noise, but it is a very pleasing escape under the right circumstances.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I guess school trips would be categorized under the business category. A great place to take children. They can learn about the different biomes, the flowers are always very pretty. Since I live so close by, I sometimes walk through the gardens in a Saturday mornings. FYI- the last time I went on a Saturday it was free. They have... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice variety of plants and exhibits. The indoor atrium is great during the colder or inclimate weather. Outdoors there are a large variety of attractions but if you can come during cherry blossom season you are in for a treat.

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