The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is one of the highlights of Prospect Park. The well-maintained gardens found here are sure to delight any visitor. In the span of an afternoon you can see desert cacti, carnivorous plants, delicate orchids, sprawling wisteria, endless rose gardens, and all the plants named in Shakespeare's writing. Each themed garden has interpretive signs that tell the story of the design and purpose of the garden.
Since 1911, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has provided a place of quiet reflection that is buffered from the noise and busyness of the city. Each season brings a different character to the garden. In spring, look for tulips, cherry blossoms and magnolias coming into flower. In summer, amble through fields of brightly colored wildflowers. In autumn, savor the reds, oranges, and yellows of the fall foliage. And in winter, head inside to enjoy orchids and tropical flowers thriving in their climate-controlled environments.
If you'd prefer a more structured experience, sign up for a guided tour or educational program. Classes and tours are offered daily for kids, adults, and families. Check the calendar to see what's available during your visit.