One of Brooklyn's most beloved institutions is the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Founded in 1897, the garden has served as a quiet refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life for millions of New Yorkers ever since. We wanted to share part of what makes the gardens so special so we sent our video team over to spend some time in a few of our favorite spots!
Spanning 52 acres, the Garden has five conservatories, 15 gardens and a number of special features, events and exhibits. The Garden is open year round, and highlights the best of each season; see the leaves change in the Japanese Garden, warm up during the winter in the Tropical Pavilion It is perhaps most popular in the spring when the Cherry Blossoms bloom.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment.
In the Garden, in its community, and well beyond, BBG inspires people of all ages through the conservation, display, and enjoyment of plants; with educational programs that emphasize learning by doing; and with research focused on understanding and conserving regional plants and plant communities. - Brooklyn Botanic Garden Mission Statement
Whether you're a New Yorker in need of a break or an out-of-towner with a love of nature, we recommend a lengthy stroll through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.