Extensive gardens and diverse greenhouses mark this Brooklyn oasis
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
The BBG is a haven for city dwellers! Most people think of the Bronx Botanic Garden as THE place to go, but I gave a tour to a group of master gardeners, and many thought the Brooklyn Botanic Garden was even nicer. It has a wide variety of plants; greenhouses; rock, perennial, rose, and herb gardens; fruit trees... Favorite Festivals include: Chile Pepper--where you can taste, learn about, and buy; and Cherry Blossom--where everyone gathers to celebrate under the Cherry trees and enjoy many cultural activities. My favorite are the drummers.
I was a resident of Prospect Heights for 16 years, and have been a member of the BBG for 20 years now. I can't imagine my life without it actually. Whenever I felt the need to unwind, and see beauty, it has always been there to soothe my soul. Admittedly, I am a plant lover, so it's no surprise that I'm a fan, but I have seen the gardens work its magic on all.
The BBG is in the midst of renovating its main entrance on Eastern Parkway which I have no doubt wil be stunning. I have seen the BBG change over a span of 20 years, and they always make nice choices. The Brooklyn Museum which has recently gone through major renovations is right next door, together they will stop traffic.