Brooklyn Botanic Garden

900 Washington Avenue

(at President Street)

Brooklyn, NY 11225

(718) 623-7200

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Subway: B, Q to Prospect Park; 2, 3 to Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum; 4,5 to Franklin Avenue. Garden entrances on Eastern Parkway (between Underhill Avenue and Washington Street); on Flatbush Avenue (at Empire Boulevard); on Washington Avenue at President Street.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Founded in 1910, the garden spans 52 acres and contains more than 12,000 living plant varieties from all over the world. These are arranged in taxonomic displays as well as in formal and informal gardens.


Mon9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thu8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sun10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Above hours are November 8-March 11 Closed Mondays (but open Martin Luther King Jr. Day and President's Day, 10 am to 4:30 pm)

Aquatic House and Orchid Collection


Phragmipedium Andean Fire blooms in the Aquatic House. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
Phragmipedium Andean Fire blooms in the Aquatic House. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.

The Aquatic House is home to BBG’s large orchid collection as well as a variety of tropical and subtropical aquatic and wet environment plants from around the world.

At the entry of the Aquatic House is a paludarium that displays treeferns, mosses, orchids, and an epiphyte tree that stands above exposed rockwork, while waterfalls cascade into the six-foot-deep pool.

A second pool displays plants in a naturalistic bog environment. Its emphasis is on demonstrating the range of physical adaptations plants have made to live in, on, and near water.

A custom-built cold case allows display of specimens from BBG’s unusual collection of hardy orchids.

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  • Hanami

    Wed, Apr 02, 2014 - Sat, Apr 26, 2014

    Brooklyn Botanic Garden celebrates "Hanami" —the Japanese cultural tradition of viewing and cherishing the cherry blossom season. From ...