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Delight in the beauty and peacefulness of urban nature with this guide to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, one of the premier horticultural attractions in the region.

History: Founded in 1910, this 52-acre garden is an urban botanic paradise featuring numerous plant collections, specialty gardens, and conservatories.

How to Get There: Subway lines 2, 3 to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum, B, Q to Prospect Park stop, or 4, 5 to Franklin Avenue station lead nearby the garden.

Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden: A gorgeous blend of the traditional facets of Japanese garden style, complete with a pond, a Shinto shrine, stone lanterns, and a viewing pavilion.
Cherry Esplanade: Famous for its annual cherry blossom festival, Sakura Matsuri, when the trees bloom into a stunning display of pink clouds.
Rose Garden: Showcases a collection of roses, both new and old species, in a Tuscan terraced landscape.
Conservatories: The Garden is home to several greenhouse structures, including those dedicated to tropical plants, desert plants, and bonsai.

Hours: Tuesday–Friday: 8 AM–6 PM. Saturday and Sunday: 10 AM–6 PM. Closed on Mondays.

Tips for Visiting:
Use the free Brooklyn Botanic Garden App for in-depth information about plants and attractions.
Because the garden varies seasonally, multiple visits throughout the year can provide different experiences.
Access for wheelchairs and strollers is available, and they can be borrowed for free at the visitor center.

Whether you’re a nature lover, a flora enthusiast, or someone seeking a tranquil escape from the city rush, Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers an unforgettable array of visual delights and peaceful scenery.

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