Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

What you'll do

Enjoy the beautiful oasis found within Brooklyn, take a relaxing stroll and be surrounded by an array of horticultural activity and species of plants and flowers from around the world.

Visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden with tickets from The New York Pass®

Visiting the lush and vibrant Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an experience like no other, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature amidst the urban landscape of New York City. To fully appreciate this stunning oasis, it's essential to know the details about Brooklyn Botanic Garden tickets, hours, and the various attractions the garden has to offer.

No matter the season, something is always in bloom at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Take a leisurely stroll through the many gardens and be introduced to new species of plants from around the world. 

Booking Your Tickets

Securing your Brooklyn Botanic Garden tickets is a breeze, thanks to the convenient online booking options available and of course the discounted ticket options from The New York Pass®. By purchasing your tickets in advance, you can save time and avoid potential queues at the entrance. Prices vary depending on the type of ticket you choose, with discounted rates available for seniors, students, and children. Additionally, keep an eye out for special promotions and membership deals that can provide you with exclusive access to events and exhibits throughout the year.

Planning Your Trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Before planning your visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, it's important to be aware of the garden's hours of operation. Generally, the garden is open Tuesday through Sunday, with extended hours on certain days. Remember to check the official website for the most up-to-date information on opening hours and any seasonal adjustments that may affect your visit.

Often referred to as the BK Botanical Garden or the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, this urban sanctuary is home to a diverse collection of flora from around the world. Spread across 52 acres, the garden features numerous themed sections, such as the Cherry Esplanade, the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, and the fragrant Cranford Rose Garden. Each area offers a unique and captivating experience, providing a serene escape from bustling city life.

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an unforgettable experience for nature lovers, families, and anyone seeking a moment of tranquility in the heart of Brooklyn. By securing your Brooklyn Botanical Garden tickets online and familiarizing yourself with the garden's hours, you can make the most of your visit to this enchanting urban oasis. So, don't miss out on the opportunity to explore the diverse and beautiful world of the BK Botanical Garden! And don't forget to experience the Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Neighborhood Tour.



Japanese Hill and Pond Garden
One of the most frequently visited gardens at BBG, the Japanese Hill and Pond Garden is certainly a favorite amongst visitors. This garden features a combination of various styles as well as an elegant landscape with a viewing pavilion and a waterfall. 

Children's Garden
The BBG has played a huge role in empowering young New Yorkers to grow and take care of their own gardens. Children have been planting at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden since 1914 and continue their efforts today. Currently, there are over a thousand children contributing to the Children's Gardens.

Shakespeare Garden
For those who have fallen in love with the works of Shakespeare, this will be a garden that they can truly appreciate. Over 80 plants that have been mentioned in the writings of Shakespeare are currently grown in the Shakespeare garden. Quite a few of the plants will also include literary references as to when they were mentioned.

Did You Know

  • The Shogun Lantern featured in the Japanese Hill and Pond Garden is over 500 years old. It was given to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden as a gift from the city of Tokyo.
  • The Brooklyn Botanic Garden was acquired by the city of Brooklyn in 1864 along with the land that is Prospect Park.
  • The very first children's gardening program was created at the BBG.

Know before you go

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Q. Where is the Brooklyn Botanic Garden located?
A. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is located in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, nestled between Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue.

Q. What kind of attractions can be found within the Brooklyn Botanic Garden?
A. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden features multiple gardens covering a variety of themes including the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, Children's Garden, and South African Bulb Display among many others boasting rare plants and shrubs from around the world! In addition to the garden spaces, the complex also includes educational facilities such as library collections and exhibition spaces focused on furthering knowledge about plants and their ecology as well as a flagship specialty shop for botanically themed goods!

Q. What events does the Brooklyn Botanic Garden host?
A. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden regularly hosts an array of events ranging from art installations to musical performances celebrating nature’s beauty throughout the year. Specialty programs like ‘Garden in Shape’ offer hands-on classes while other interactive experiences such as ‘Shakespeare in Bloom’ allows visitors to explore literature through gardening. Additionally, popular seasonal events like cherry blossom viewing parties bring crowds every spring!

Q. Are there any special admission discounts available for visitors?
A. Yes! Visitors can take advantage of discounted rates offered by local corporations or community organizations such as senior citizens groups, families with young children, or students with valid ID cards provided they visit during regular operating hours (Tues–Fri). Discounted admission tickets may also be purchased from The New York Pass®

Q. Is food available within the grounds of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden?
A. Yes! The Terrace Café offers light refreshments made fresh daily including salads, sandwiches and hot beverages while outdoor kiosks provide quick snacks like ice cream bars and pretzels when visiting during warmer months!

Q. Is photography allowed at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden?
A. Yes! Photography is allowed on the grounds with no permit needed although flash photography is not permitted inside indoor conservatories or greenhouses and tripods are not allowed due to safety standards guidelines set forth by the BBG staff during operating hours (Mon-Sun).


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Operating hours

Opening Times

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday: 10AM-6PM

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10AM-8.30PM

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