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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Prospect Park

New York City Metro Area, New York

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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  • The conservatory houses five separate exhibits, each with a different climate and flora.- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Massive lilypads display the spectacular ways in which plants have adapted to survive in bogs.- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • In the desert pavilion, cacti rule.- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • The bonsai exhibition displays several meticulously maintained trees along with an interpretive board explaining the care and culture of bonsai.- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • The garden is landscaped with many varieties of beautiful trees.- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Erratic boulders, moved here by glaciers, are labeled with their location of origin.- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Each garden is designed with a theme in mind.- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Brightly colored orchids bloom in the Aquatic House.- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • This Japanese garden is one of the oldest in the United States.- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • The rose garden, first opened in 1924, houses over a thousand varieties of roses.- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • The New York skyline peeks through a gap in the trees.- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • The rose garden is most captivating in spring, but it is a lovely place to take a stroll any day of the year.- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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Pros: 
Varied selection of native and non-native plants.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
New York City Metro Area, NY
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
No
Parking Pass: 
Other
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

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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.

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