Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Top 1% of attractions in New York City
9 / 10

15 expert reviews

“Those searching for a little peace and quiet would do well to spend a few hours at this verdant oasis.”

– Time Out

Fodor's Fodor's
"The 52 acres of this beloved Brooklyn retreat, one of the finest botanic gardens in the country, are a must-see, especially in spring and summer." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"One of Brooklyn’s most picturesque attractions, this 52-acre garden is home to thousands of plants and trees, as well as a Japanese garden where river turtles swim alongside a Shinto shrine." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, followed by a walk through adjacent Prospect Park, the, well, second-greatest greensward in New York." Full review
Not For Tourists Not For Tourists
"A beautiful and peaceful spot inside and out. Cherry blossoms in spring are awe inspiring."
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
1 Star
"This outstanding 52-acre botanical garden contains a great variety of vegetation, including one of the finest assemblages of roses in the country." Full review
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