Founded in 1910, Brooklyn Botanic Garden is one of North America’s premier public gardens. A 52-acre urban oasis situated in the heart of Brooklyn, New York, it annually hosts more than 800,000 visitors from near and far and inspires them to explore how plants are essential to life. Guided tours, seasonal public programs, and discovery workshops provide interpretation and entertainment for all ages and interests.
Along with displaying world-class collections of plants and specialty gardens, BBG is deeply committed to education, community outreach, and scientific research, and is a trusted source of information about horticulture, botany, and the importance of conserving plants and protecting the environment.
Established in 1910.
When Brooklyn Botanic Garden was founded more than a century ago, New York City area was quickly being developed into a cityscape of buildings and paved roads. Creating a public garden was one way to ensure that some green space remained. Today, the Garden has come to represent the very best in urban gardening and horticultural display.