HoursTuesday–Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is 52 acres of themed gardens and conservatory filled with more than 10,000 types of plants. A favorite area for many is the peaceful Japanese Hill and Pond Garden. It’s one of the oldest and most visited Japanese-inspired gardens outside Japan. Near the Japanese garden is the Cherry Esplanade, easily the most popular attraction in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. In the esplanade, 76 double-flowered Prunus ‘Kazan trees line a broad green field. When the trees bloom in early April, the result is a stunning, fantasy-like world of pink flowers.
The BBG offers a host of eco-programs, like a composting project, urban gardening, and GreenBridge, a community horticulture program that promotes urban greening through education, conservation, and creative partnerships.
The gardens are free on winter weekdays, for members and children under 12. Admission is $4 for students with I.D. and seniors (65+), and $8 for adults.