Cherry Blossom in full broom in Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Updated by Pat Dorri on March 1 2024

Urban Oasis of Flora and Serenity in the Heart of Brooklyn.

Address: 990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225, United States

Japanese Garden in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Make sure to visit the exquisite Japanese section when you head to Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
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💲 Adult entry from $18

👩‍🦽 Wheelchair accessible

🍽️ Dining options on-site

🚽 Public Restrooms

Where can I find Brooklyn Botanic Garden?

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is nestled in the heart of Brooklyn, offering a lush retreat with themed gardens, conservatories, and a collection of plants from around the world.

Why should I visit Brooklyn Botanic Garden?

A visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden allows you to explore exotic plant collections, seasonal blooms like the famous cherry blossoms, and tranquil landscapes.

It's an impressive sanctuary that promotes plant conservation, education, and enjoyment.

What are the opening hours at Brooklyn Botanic Garden?

General opening hours

Monday -10am - 6pm

Tuesday - 10am - 6pm

Wednesday -10am - 6pm

Thursday - 10am - 6pm

Friday - 10am - 6pm

Saturday - 10am - 6pm

Sunday - 10am - 6pm

Hours can vary by season, so check latest hours on the official website.

Closures and holidays

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

View outside the large glass Brooklyn Botanic Garden Conservatory
Head inside the incredible conservatory to view some of the tropical and rarer residents.
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Where should I park when visiting Brooklyn Botanic Garden?

Limited street parking is available, so using public transportation or biking is encouraged due to the garden's accessible location.

Is Brooklyn Botanic Garden accessible by public transportation?

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is accessible by the 2, 3, 4, 5 subway lines to Franklin Avenue and Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum stations, and various bus routes.

When is the best time to visit Brooklyn Botanic Garden?

Spring and fall are particularly beautiful with seasonal blooms and foliage, but the garden offers unique beauty and programs throughout the year.

What are the best things to see near Brooklyn Botanic Garden?

There are plenty of great places close to Brooklyn Botanic Garden to also explore. Here are some favorites.

  • Prospect Park - Just a short walk away, offering vast green spaces, a zoo, and recreational activities.
  • Brooklyn Museum - Located adjacent to the garden, featuring extensive collections of art and cultural exhibitions.
  • Barclays Center - A major entertainment and sports venue a short distance away.
Exterior of the Brooklyn Museum with cherry trees in full bloom
You are just a short distance from the impressive Brooklyn Museum. Ideal for a visit afterwards.
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Common questions about Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Visiting the Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers an escape into nature, with stunning floral displays, pathways and gardens. Here is what else to expect during your visit.

Is Brooklyn Botanic Garden accessible to those with lower mobility?

✔️ Yes, Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers accessible paths and facilities, including wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Is Brooklyn Botanic Garden free to enter?

❌ No, there is a fee for adults to visit Brooklyn Botanic Garden, although a portion of tickets every day are free to visit.

❗ Under 12's are free to visit Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

❗ Timed-entry reservations may be required, especially during peak seasons and special events.

Is Brooklyn Botanic Garden pet-friendly?

❌ No, pets are not allowed at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, except for service animals.

Is Brooklyn Botanic Garden child-friendly?

✔️ Yes, Brooklyn Botanic Garden features family-friendly activities and educational programs.

Is Brooklyn Botanic Garden a year-round attraction?

✔️ Yes, Brooklyn Botanic Garden is open year-round with seasonal displays and events.

Are refreshments available at Brooklyn Botanic Garden?

✔️ Yes, there are dining options and a café at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Are there restrooms at Brooklyn Botanic Garden?

✔️ Yes, public restrooms are available for visitors at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

What else is useful to know before I visit Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Photography for personal use is permitted, but tripods and any commercial photography requires permission.
View of the Japanese Garden and cherry blossom at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York City.
The cherry blossom is particularly impressive throughout the Japanese Garden.
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Where to stay near Brooklyn Botanic Garden

There are plenty of great hotel options in Brooklyn to head back to after an interesting visit to Brooklyn Botanic Garden to suit every budget.