Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Botanical Garden
990 Washington Ave (at President St)
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(718) 623-7200
Tuesday
10:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday
10:00am - 4:30pm
Friday
10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday
10:00am - 4:30pm
Sunday
10:00am - 4:30pm

Tips

  • The best place to find your inner Zen boasts relaxed, peaceful grounds. Claim a spot near the serene Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, surrounded by Japanese myrtle and cypress trees, and bliss out.
  • The Garden has more than 200 cherry trees of forty-two Asian species and cultivated varieties, making it one of the foremost cherry-viewing sites outside of Japan.
  • Take in the beautiful foliage and treat yourself to ice cream at the caf; in winter when it's too cold to stroll, visit the climate-controlled Steinhardt Conservatory.
  • On 5/16/12, I was here to open a new visitor center at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
  • Stop by the Brooklyn Botanical Garden for a visual treat!
  • go to the brooklyn botanic garden and enjoy all the flora and fauna
  • Best place to relax.
  • In Prospect Park, this is just a magical place to relax and stroll through the many gardens. It is as beautiful in the spring when the cherry blossoms are in bloom as it is in the fall.
  • Who says NYC's a concrete jungle?
  • The cherry blossom festival is a must-see. But any time of year this is a great escape from city life and a great place to take visitors who are convinced we have NO nature in nyc.
  • Free entry all day Tues and Sat mornings.
  • Tuesdays are free! Get there early to avoid the stroller brigade. Opens at 8
  • Free on Tuesdays and Saturdays before 12pm.
  • Don't miss the cherry blossoms this spring. Remember to check the status map: http://www.bbg.org/exp/cherries/map.html
  • From the Japanese Tea Garden to the Lily-Pad exhibit, the Rose Garden and places to stop for a snack and a drink throughout, this is a great place to stroll or spend a day with the kids.
  • Overheard, from a father to his son who was leaning over the edge of one of the lilypad pools: "Remember what happened last time."
  • The Laboratory Admin. Building in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden was designed by McKim, Mead & White, modeled after small churches in the Lombardy region of Italy. We designated it a landmark in 2007.
  • Make sure you check out the Cherry Blossom Festival that runs from the beginning of April to May. Its also a romantic wedding location.
  • A sanctuary in the middle of the nation's largest urban area. Make sure to check out Bluebell Wood, where 45,000 of the flowers bloom in a forest setting.
  • Free entry on Saturday ends at 12pm

Nearby places

200 Eastern Pkwy (at Washington Ave)
Prospect Park W/SW (Flatbush Ave)
990 Washington Ave (President)