Open to the general public since 1910, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a 21-hectare botanical garden considered by many to be the region's premier horticultural attraction. With more than 10 varieties of plants, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is a very nice attraction for lovers of beautiful walks and flora. Every year, the park receives about 700,000 visitors from not only New York, but from all over the world.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden: a most enjoyable experience
A visit to the botanical garden is both a very New York and quite original experience. One of the beauties of New York lies in its many contrasts. Smelling the sweet scent of flowers and admiring the magnificent palette of colors that the garden offers us is spectacular. The further you go into the heart of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the more the impression of being far from everything is felt. The botanical garden is one of those places in the city where you find it hard to believe you're in New York. It is a truly beautiful place. Here, you can visit a most picturesque Victorian greenhouse, the reconstruction of a very pretty Japanese garden, a tropical garden or the Shakespeare Garden with more than 80 plants mentioned in his works, next to each plant you can find a poem or an extracts.
Good to know
- For visitors who want to extend the stroll, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is surrounded by other famous parks like Prospect Park, and the gigantic Grand Army Plaza.
Visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for free
For people on a tight budget (a bit like me to be honest), here is a good plan that should interest you. Indeed, if you want to visit the garden for free, you just have to come to the entrance every Tuesday and Saturday between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.. No more excuses for not going !!!
Brooklyn Botanic Garden schedules and prices
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 8 a.m. to 18 p.m., Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 18 p.m., closed Mondays. (the garden is free on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.). Between November and March, the garden closes at 16 p.m.
Prices: $ 10 - free for children under 12
How do I get to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden?
To get to this place, take metro lines 2 or 3 (red line) and get off at Eastern Parkway.
Address: 419-439 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
For more information, you can visit the website directly: Brooklyn Botanic Garden