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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Address: 990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225-1008
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+1 718-623-7200
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10:00 - 16:30
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden situated on 52 acres in...

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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I went there in the winter so there wasn't a lot to see in the grounds but the greenhouses were open open and were fun. We wandered around and it was surprising nice and peaceful... read more

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New York City, New York
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I went there in the winter so there wasn't a lot to see in the grounds but the greenhouses were open open and were fun. We wandered around and it was surprising nice and peaceful. It's probably a few weeks and it will be blooming. Take a wander around. Pretty gardens and relaxing.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous sanctuary, convenient, reasonably priced. We saw many turtles in the ponds & a field of bluebells. Security was a little overly vigilant.

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely and well-maintained gardens in the middle of Brookyn. A wonderful way to spend the day. My only complaint is the prices they charge for special events like the Cherry Blossom Festival. It puts it out of reach for many.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful gardens. Not too large so you can take it all in in a couple of hours. Very diverse with something for everyone. The entry is free on Tuesday all day and on Saturday until noon (check the website to make sure).

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden has a wide variety of exotic plants and flowers from different parts of the world! The staff is quite friendly and knowledgeable. There are activities for everyone in the family. It is easily accessible by mass transit numbers 2, 4 and 5 trains to Eastern Parkway Station. Also the B44 bus stops in front of the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So beautiful, a real must see for every nature lover out there. SO many beautiful creations, just breathtaking

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So beautiful and special -- a wonderful place to get away from it all and feel like you've had a day trip somewhere outside of the city. I love that it's next to the museum, too, which makes for one of the best day you can have in NYC. The dining choices just got better, too, so it's a good... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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The bbg is a fabulous place even for just one hour. It is so well maintained. The best time to visit is of course in the spring and fall, but in the summer and winter as well you do have plants and exhibits to see. The gift shop has such wonderful novelty items. They have plants for sale as well.... More 

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Brooklyn, United States
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been members of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for years. It's an extraordinary spot, we love the Japanese garden, the herb garden, the Shakespeare garden, and the whole place. Could not recommend it more highly.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is something going on at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens all year round. We find that it's so easy to just drive over any time we have a few hours to enjoy with no family or life in general getting in our way. No matter when you go, something is in bloom or just take a tour of an area... More 

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