Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Botanical Garden · Prospect Heights, Brooklyn


Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is a botanical garden in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. Founded in 1910, and located in the Prospect Park neighborhood, the 52-acre garden includes a number of specialty "gardens within the Garden", plant collections and the Steinhardt Conservatory, which houses the C. V. Starr Bonsai Museum, three climate-themed plant pavilions, a white cast-iron and glass aquatic plant house, and an art gallery.

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The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has 26 flowering cherry species and cultivars in the garden. Fans eagerly await the appearance of buds in preparation for blooming. You can head to its website for blossom status and any other events celebrating their appearance.
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a stunning 52-acre garden next to the Brooklyn Museum. You can buy an “Art & Garden” ticket and visit both the museum and garden for $16 for seniors/students or $25 for adults.
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Predictions of exactly when the trees will hit their peak depends on a variety of factors, but visitors can periodically check the BBG website’s interactive Cherrywatch, which indicates the bloom status of each individual tree. Different varieties bloom at different times, so no matter when you visit you can expect to be wowed by the allée of ornamental Kanzan trees (with bright pink pom-pom-like clusters) or cascading blooms of the weeping cherries circling the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden.
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One of Brooklyn’s most picturesque locations for a first date, this 52-acre garden makes the perfect backdrop for long conversations and cute glances. And if things are going great, pop over to the Brooklyn Museum right next door to extend the date. Pro-tip: This is the place to be between April and May, as the cherry blossoms are in full bloom!
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Opened in 1911 and now one of Brooklyn's most picturesque sights, this 52-acre garden is home to thousands of plants and trees and a Japanese garden where river turtles swim alongside a Shinto shrine. The best times to visit are late April or early May, when the blooming cherry trees (a gift from Japan) are celebrated in Sakura Matsuri (the Cherry-Blossom Festival), or fall, when the deciduous trees blaze their colors.
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This stunning 52-acre (21-hectare) garden is located next to the Brooklyn Museum and very close to Prospect Park. The garden offers free admission on certain days depending on the season. Visit for free on winter weekdays from December through February. Be sure to check out what’s in bloom before visiting or while planning your visit. An annual highlight, which is free for BBG members and $30 for non-members, is the Sakura Matsuri cherry-blossom festival each spring.
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