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“Great relaxation location”

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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Ranked #5 of 224 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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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great relaxation location”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

One needs to allow time to view and visit this excellent Botanical Garden - the different aspects are well laid out with ample wheel chair access. One is spoilt for choice as to where to spend the time. We were fortunate to visit whilst the Cherry Blossom trees were just flowering, having been informed by our Hotelier (thank you Mark for your local knowledge), as he had been there the previous week, prior to the blossom blooming . The scent from the flowering cherry blossom is outstanding and can be appreciated from all around the area. The Tropical glasshouse exhibits fine unusual plants with a special collection of Bonsai Trees with full detail history of each tree. After walking around the garden spending time to appreciate all the plants and flowers, with a fantastic Tulip display of all varieties - one will appreciate a nice sit down in the caffeteria with a good tea and coffee selection.

Visited July 2013
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“Peaceful in NY”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

The botanic gardens Bonsai kollection is fantastic. Beautiful colurs and nice trees. Its i nice place to go to, if you need som peace! For a cuple it can be romantic also.

Visited November 2012
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“rose that grew from concrete”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Like the Tupac said, a rose that grew from concrete sums up the botanic garden in the heart of Brooklyn.

The location is conveniently located. It is right off a train stop.

Check online for great deals during the week.

Visited November 2012
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“Great especially on free Tuesdays”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

The botanic garden is a relaxing space in Prospect Park, near the Brooklyn Museum. There are a number of different areas of the park, each with a different atmosphere. The vegetation is very varied, and the indoor greenhouses have a vastly different collection of plants.

Visited July 2013
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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“Worth going every week-- Always changing!”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

I go every Tuesday with my wife and kids (that's when it's free).
Especially in the spring, every week has new surprises. An oasis in the middle of the cement jungle.

Visited March 2013
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