Spend a sunny day out viewing the exotic and local trees and flowers that can be found in gardens and arboretums in Brooklyn. When you visit Brooklyn botanical gardens you'll learn to appreciate the difference plants make in our environment and our attitudes. Brighten your day by visiting a Brooklyn arboretum.
One of the Most Well Known Gardens in New York!
Visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for a peaceful break from city life. One of the premier gardens in Brooklyn you will find delightful flowers and trees on display year round. Step inside the tropical pavilion (a great place to visit in the winter) and feel as if you have entered the Amazon basin. Warm humid air, tropical trees towering above, and the sound of waterfalls recreate the native habitats of these trees and plants. For a tranquil change, visit the bonsai museum. This simple open space is lined with carefully cultivated bonsai trees that will amaze visitors with their intricate details.
To make sure you get the most out of your visit, take a garden tour - available on weekends. Admission is free for members, children under 12 and on winter weekdays. General admission is $10, students and seniors $5. Open Tuesday - Friday 8-4:30; Saturday and Sunday 10-4:30pm.
Celebrate Nature in Brooklyn!
These small Brooklyn botanical gardens are run entirely by volunteers! They were begun in 1995 as an effort to provide a sanctuary for wildlife and humans alike and to promote awareness of the beauty of nature. Now they have grown to include a butterfly garden, bubbling brooks and waterfalls, a Zen garden and a lily pond.
Regular events take place in the gardens including outdoor movie nights, tea parties and harvest festivals. Free children's education classes are offered during the warmer months where kids can learn about nature and the environment. These botanical gardens in Brooklyn have free admission.