Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Japanese Hal-and-Pond Garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden By Bettycrocker (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden originally opened in 1911 and has served as a favorite oasis for years.

The garden is known for its cherry trees, which are featured in the annual Sakura Matsuri Festival, Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, rose garden, native flora garden, Shakespeare garden, fragrance garden, and children’s garden (which opened in 1914 and is the oldest continually operating children’s garden). The Garden’s conservatory houses one of the oldest collections of bonsai plants in the U.S..

Read what people who have visited the Garden have to say at TripAdvisor.

Free Admission Days at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

During the winter months (December – February), admission to the garden is pay-what-you-wish on weekdays (Tuesday – Friday). Admission fees help support the garden, so please do pay what you can.

Also, free admission to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is included with the New York Sightseeing Pass.

Regular priced admission to the garden is $18 for adults and $12 for seniors (65+) and students (12+ with ID). Children under 12 are admitted free.

Visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden website to confirm fees and hours of operation.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Location and Directions

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is located in the Prospect Park section of Brooklyn. Other sights nearby include the Prospect Park Zoo and the Brooklyn Museum.

There are entrances to the garden on Eastern Parkway, Flatbush Avenue, and Washington Avenue. There are three subway stations near the garden; Brooklyn Museum station, Prospect Park station, and Franklin Avenue station. Visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden website for detailed directions.

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