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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Enjoy the beautiful oasis found within Brooklyn, take a relaxing stroll and be surrounded by an array of horticultrual activity and species of plants and flowers from around the world.

The New York Pass FREE ENTRY to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Normally $16.00 - Free with New York Pass

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is truly a sight to behold. The garden displays horticultrual activity like you've never seen before.

 No matter the season, something is always in bloom at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Take a leisurely stroll through the many gardens and be introduced to new species of plants from around the world. 

There are so many gardens on display at the BBG that it's honestly hard to keep count of them. There's the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, the Osborne Garden, the Shakespeare Garden... you get the point. There's a lot of gardens. Each garden that is displayed will be showing off a different batch of amazing horticulture that comes in all sorts of colors and sizes. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers something for the entire family. They even have a Children's Garden for the little ones.


Japanese Hill and Pond Garden
One of the most frequently visited gardens at BBG, the Japanese Hill and Pond Garden is certainly a favorite amongst visitors. This garden features a combination of various styles as well as an elegant landscape with a viewing pavilion and a waterfall. 

Children's Garden
The BBG has played a huge role in empowering young New Yorkers to grow and take care of their own gardens. Children have been planting at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden since 1914 and continue their efforts today. Currently there are over a thousand children contributing to the Children's Gardens.

Shakespeare Garden
For those who have fallen in love with the works of Shakespeare, this will be a garden that they can truly appreciate. Over 80 plants that have been mentioned in the writings of Shakespeare currently grown in the Shakespeare garden. Quite a few of the plants will also include literary references as to when they were mentioned.

Did You Know

  • The Shogun Lantern featured in the Japanese Hill and Pond Garden is over 500 years old. It was given to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden as a gift from the city of Tokyo.

  • The Brooklyn Botanic Garden was acquired by the city of Brooklyn in 1864 along with the land that is Prospect Park.

  • The very first children's gardening program was created at the BBG.

Know Before You Go

Availability at Brooklyn Botanic Garden is extremely limited. Advanced reservations are required.

Reservation Instructions: Visit Brooklyn Botanic Garden to choose a date and time. On the second page, select the number of people in your party next to Affiliated Organization Tickets. You must present this ticket and your valid pass upon arrival at your designated time. 

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Visiting Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Visiting Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  • Reservation required
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden 900 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
  • Closest Subway Prospect Park / Eastern Parkway / Franklin Avenue
  • Closest Bus Stop See map
  • Big Bus hop on hop off Tour Stops Stop 34 or 35 Brooklyn route

Opening Times

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday: 10AM-6PM

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10AM-8.30PM

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