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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
Yes
Guided tours
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Other

Pros

Varied selection of native and non-native plants.

Cons

None.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

Wildflowers
ADA accessible

Location

Field Guide

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