Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Fee: $10

Sun. 10 AM–6 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. 8 AM–6 PM
No-Fee Hours: 8 AM–6 PM
Wed. 8 AM–6 PM
Thu. 8 AM–6 PM
Fri. 8 AM–6 PM
Sat. 10 AM–6 PM
No-Fee Hours: 10 AM–12 PM
1000 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11225
(718) 623-7200

Check the Brooklyn Botanic Garden website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.


Cherry Blossoms at the BBG
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (website) is a Vivarium (Botanical) in New York.
Official description from Brooklyn Botanic Garden:

The mission of Brooklyn Botanic Garden is to serve all the people in its community and throughout the world by:

Displaying plants and practicing the high art of horticulture to provide a beautiful and hospitable setting for the delight and inspiration of the public.

Engaging in research in plant sciences to expand human knowledge of plants, and disseminating the results to science professionals and the general public.

Teaching children and adults about plants at a popular level, as well as making available instruction in the exacting skills required to grow plants and make beautiful gardens.

Reaching out to help the people of all our diverse urban neighborhoods to enhance the quality of their surroundings and their daily lives through the cultivation and enjoyment of plants.

Seeking actively to arouse public awareness of the fragility of our natural environment, both local and global, and providing information about ways to conserve and protect it.

Wikipedia excerpt:
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is a botanical garden in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. Located near the Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, and Park Slope neighborhoods, the 52-acre (21 ha) garden includes a number of specialty "gardens within the Garden," plant collections, and the Steinhardt Conservatory, which houses the C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum, three climate-themed plant pavilions, a white cast-iron and glass aquatic plant house, and an art gallery. Founded in 1910, the Garden holds over 10,000 taxa of plants and each year welcomes over 900,000 visitors from around the world. The Garden has more than 200 cherry trees of forty-two Asian species and cultivated varieties, making it one of the foremost cherry-viewing sites outside of Japan. The first cherries were planted at the garden after World War I, a gift from the Japanese government. Each spring at BBG, when the trees are in bloom, a month-long cherry blossom viewing festival called Hanami is held, culminating in a weekend celebration called Sakura Matsuri. Cherry trees are found on the Cherry Esplanade and Cherry Walk, in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, and in many other locations in the Garden. Depending on weather conditions, the Asian flowering cherries bloom from late March or early April to mid-May. The many different species bloom at slightly different times, and the sequence is tracked online at Cherry Watch, on the BBG website.

Promotional images for exhibits from Brooklyn Botanic Garden official site

Current Exhibitions

Apr 02, 2011 – May 01, 2011
Hanami at BBG is a month-long celebration from April 2 to May 1 that celebrates the Japanese cultural tradition of enjoying each moment of the cherry blossom season.
Official Brooklyn Botanic Garden Links
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