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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225-1008
+1 718-623-7200
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden situated on 52 acres in the heart of Brooklyn, fostering delight and curiosity in the world of plants while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. The Garden also offers weddings and private event catering at the Palm House and Atrium, in a beautiful outdoor setting.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“japanese garden” (267 reviews)
“cherry blossoms” (170 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225-1008
+1 718-623-7200
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Reviewed July 12, 2016

Breathtaking trees, beautiful gardens. The Japanese pond was a highlight. Costly but worth it if you can afford it.

Thank JourneyingJodi
Reviewed July 12, 2016

This place is so beautiful ! Offers peaceful environment and lots of information . Great for families and still can be enjoyed solo. It can get a bit crowded & noisy when the camp/class groups are there , but you can always find a place...More

Thank Judene B
Reviewed July 10, 2016

The staff were informed and very, very helpful, especially in the native plants area. Their gardens are very nice and plants are well identified. The shop has some good publications.

Thank NVW2014
Reviewed July 9, 2016

I especially enjoyed the bonsai room! I learned a lot about this ancient practice! This is a wonderful place and well worth a visit.

Thank PocahontasTraveler
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Having visited in the fall there weren't as many flowers as I would've like to see but the rose garden still had some blooms and the lay out of the garden was very nice. There still were many unique plants to keep me interested and...More

Thank ARodriguezP
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

First time here and it was great! The grounds are around 50 acres. They do have a place to eat inside, but most of the garden is all outside. I'm not sure I would bring kids because it may be boring. During the summer it's...More

Thank ynot4119
Reviewed July 6, 2016

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is really great! One of the best such gardens I've visited. It is a real nice place to spend a morning or afternoon on a sunny day

Thank Clayton Mendonç... C
Reviewed July 6, 2016

Lots of cities have botanical gardens. This one is not outstanding, but it is beautiful and a treasured break from the city bustle. Brooklyn's Garden has a parking lot close by (good to know) and lots of trees and ample room to walk and enjoy...More

Thank Marty D
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Tuesday - free admission for all. It is much larger than we expected and is quite beautiful and quiet, a nice escape from the bustling streets of Brooklyn. There are lots of nice shaded benches to sit and contemplate the peaceful...More

Thank Steve O
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Visited in beginning on summers. Good to visit on a sunny day.Saw a lot of huge Koi fish in the lake in the Japanese Garden. Place was very lush and green. Needed more flowers though (I think flowers bloom at different times of the year)....More

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SHUI lin L
October 21, 2017|
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Response from WILLY L | Reviewed this property |
im sorry for responding so late yes its there. we are in our fall season so call ahead
Balquees S
April 12, 2017|
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Response from IggySal | Reviewed this property |
On the weekends is always busy, but if you go Saturday morning right after they open, is not that busy/crowded & the best part? admission is free. Don't forget to take your camera, bring a water bottle, & wear comfortable... More
July 25, 2016|
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Response from getsmart | Reviewed this property |
I can't help you with brooklyn transportation. I suggest using Uber. Have fun