Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Atlas Obscura

Sniff the Titan Arum's rotting flesh.  Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

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 →


Frommer's 35

Down the street from the Brooklyn Museum of Art (see below) is the most popular botanic garden in the city. Full review →


Lonely Planet

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 →


Michelin Guide 53

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 →


Not For Tourists

A beautiful and peaceful spot inside and out. Cherry blossoms in spring are awe inspiring. Full review →


On the Grid

The annual spring Cherry Blossom Festival is the prime time to visit this 52-acre botanic garden. Full review →


Time Out 70

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


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 →



Fifty-two acres of seasonal gardens and conservatories hold regional and exotic plants, including the Amazon lily, cherry blossoms, peonies and magnolias.  Full review →

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