Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

4.6
#2 of 23 in Parks in Brooklyn
Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
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The 21 hectare (52 acre) Brooklyn Botanic Garden is home to a number of revered plant collections and themed green spaces. Its Shakespeare Garden boasts more than 80 plants mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare. Make sure to read the plants' labels to find the relevant quotations. Stroll the winding paths of the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden to find a temple dedicated to wolf spirits and a pond filled with koi fish. You can discover plants from different American ecosystems in the Native Flora Garden. The gift shop sells an impressive collection of bulbs and seeds. To visit Brooklyn Botanic Garden on your holiday in Brooklyn, and find out what else Brooklyn has to offer, use our Brooklyn.
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  • A lovely sunny afternoon wandering around the gardens. Cherry blossom had passed but azaleas in full bloom. Lovely place to viist. 
    A lovely sunny afternoon wandering around the gardens. Cherry blossom had passed but azaleas in full bloom. Lovely place to viist.  more »
  • Really worth the visit to escape the hustle and bustle of Manhattan and Brooklyn. An oasis of calm and tranquility. We got the subway and it is only a few minutes walk from the nearest station. 
    Really worth the visit to escape the hustle and bustle of Manhattan and Brooklyn. An oasis of calm and tranquility. We got the subway and it is only a few minutes walk from the nearest station.  more »
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  • There's so much to see there. Must come back. The Cherry blossoms were heavenly! The Shakespeare Garden was also so special. The split pea soup at the Canteen was hearty and so delicious. Looking forward to returning to explore more sections. The landscaping is beautiful everywhere. Thoroughly enjoyed the Japanese gardens as well. What a treat, a refreshment for the mind, body and spirit!🙏🏽💙
  • It is a magical place, especially as nightfall approaches. The whole place is filled with fireflies like fallen stars…it’s truly a hidden gem tucked away in the city. The fragrance garden and Japanese gardens are some must sees and if you time it right, the Gardens are a great place to listen to music and attend concerts. Everything about this place radiates peace and serenity and I will certainly go back to see more.

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