Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden990 Washington Ave Brooklyn, NY 11225
Immerse yourself in 52 acres of year-round beauty at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Home to over 18,000 types of plants, the Garden's diverse collection celebrates nature's ever-changing spectacle with a glorious succession of color, texture and atmosphere through the seasons—from the very first cherry blossoms heralding spring's arrival to autumn's blaze of foliage and the poetic silhouettes of winter trees.
A verdant sanctuary amid the bustle of the city, Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a lush and intimate retreat to connect with and become inspired by the wonders of the natural world. Visit www.bbg.org to discover what's blooming now.
Ghouls & Gourds—Brooklyn's zaniest fall festival—is almost here! Eight days until Planet Pumpkin descends with something for everyone. bbg.org/ghouls
Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Native Flora Garden provides habitat for pollinators of all kinds, including butterflies, bees, and wasps, as well spiders and praying mantises. Curator Uli Lorimer explains the relationships at play in this small but diverse ecosystem and shares some good news about the monarchs he has observed. . Now is a great time to see monarch butterflies as they pass through Brooklyn Botanic Garden on their annual migration!
In celebration of Open House New York, we’re opening the doors to our Administration building rotunda and library from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Saturday October 14. . Modeled after small churches in Italy’s Lombardy region, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Administration building was designed by the firm McKim, Mead & White. It received landmark status in 2007 and this year celebrates its 100th anniversary. . The Tuscan Revival-style building is capped by a striking cupola with slender rounded arch windows. Inscribed along a frieze on the building’s exterior are the names of 68 plant scientists, including Darwin and Linnaeus. . #archtober #brooklynbotanicgarden #architecture #ohnywknd #ohny