Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Nov : Tue–Sun : 10 – 16.30
Dec –Feb : Tue–Fri : 10–16.30 / Wed: 10 – 20
New York, NY United States
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is a botanical garden in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. Founded in 1910, and located in the Prospect Park neighborhood, the 52-acre (21 ha) garden includes a number of specialty “gardens within the Garden”, plant collections and the Steinhardt Conservatory, which houses the C. V. Starr Bonsai Museum, three climate-themed plant pavilions, a white cast-iron and glass aquatic plant house, and an art gallery. The Garden holds over 14,000 taxa of plants and each year has over 900,000 visitors.
The Cranford Rose Garden has been one of BBG’s most popular attractions since it first opened in 1928. In June, when the roses are in full bloom, tens of thousands of blossoms cascade down arches, climb up lattices, clamber over the pavilion, and pose in formal beds. Here, in one of the largest collections in North America, over a thousand kinds of roses are cultivated.
A stroll through the Alice Recknagel Ireys Fragrance Garden is an indulgence of all the senses. Visitors to this peaceful, intimate garden are encouraged to touch and smell the plants. Braille labels identify the specimens, which grow in raised beds at just the right height for people in wheelchairs. Garden beds are arranged by theme: Plants with Scented Leaves, Plants for Touch, Fragrant Flowers, and Kitchen Herbs.
Nearly 100 varieties of hardy and tropical water-lilies and other aquatic plants, including elegant sacred lotuses, offer a stunning summer display on Lily Pool Terrace. Spectacular year-round, visitors enjoy the serene reflecting pools, fountains, and border gardens, which are also popular with local birdlife such as ducks and the occasional heron.
Of course there is a lot more to discover during your visit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!