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“B is for beautiful, botanical Brooklyn!”

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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Ranked #5 of 223 things to do in Brooklyn
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
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“B is for beautiful, botanical Brooklyn!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

Every season is beautiful here. Yesterday, we walked thru the Japanese Garden that was established here in 1905. In a few weeks, there will be more blooms including rows of fabulous cherry blossoms. Yesterday, daffodils, hellebores, jasmine and a pushy willow bush were gorgeous. The conservatory is part of the history and beauty of this place. There are excellent family programs here throughout the year. The new visitor center is a nice addition. Admission to the garden was free yesterday between 10 and noon (Saturday). Otherwise the fee is low for such an amazing attraction.

Visited March 2013
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“Spring is late, but this place is still Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

Allow three to four hours, wear comfortable shoes, and bring your camera (not your phone/camera!)
This was my third visit to this site. Because of the Spring starting late, very little was in bloom in late March, (quite the opposite of last March).
Still, there was much here to experience and to enjoy. Of particular interest are the informative Shakespeare Garden, the Japanese Hill and pond Garden where there are some beautiful specimens like some perfectly formed Japanese White Pines and Black Pines.
The people here do a tremendous job in planting, pruning, and maintenance.
Where else do you see English Yews this big and well trained?
If you should come here on a day when inclement weather pops up, do not fear. There is plenty do inside – within the outstanding Steinhardt Conservatory, a complex of greenhouses that contains the Garden’s collection of plants that thrive in the tropics or the dessert.
Pay attention to the “Warm Temperate Pavilion” which I consider a top notch example of landscape design in a rather small space.
Free guided tours on weekends at 1pm. Closed on Mondays. No smoking in the gardens.
Served by the nearby Eastern Parkway Brooklyn Museum subway/metro station.

Visited March 2013
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“Will always loved this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

A fantastic way to spend a day. Particularly love the cherry blossoms in spring, and the hot houses in winter. I met my beautiful wife here.

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“Even in Winter, a Wonder”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

We had hoped March would bring warmer temps but this was a pleasant walk and visit despite the sub-40 degrees. The Conservatory has several pleasant rooms devoted to different climes and the grounds outside are nicely laid out with several interesting projects nearing completion.

Visited March 2013
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“Green Oasis in Brooklyn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

Love to smell the roses and visit the greenhouse in the winter. If you can catch a festival - any festival at the garden is wonderful. The cafe is great! And while you're here walk south on Flatbush Ave for a Jamaican patty or for a walk to Prospect Park for a less manicured walk.

Visited February 2013
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