Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is a botanical garden located in Brooklyn, New York 11225. An area of 21 hectares, has become a habitat for many species of plants, including the cherry tree, tulip, lily, azalea, rose, orchid, magnolia and many more.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden consists of several parks that have their uniqueness. Visitors can visit the Shakespeare Garden, the Rose Garden, Plant Family Collection, Osborne Garden, the Cherry Esplanade, Native Flora Garden, Lily Pool Terrace, Children’s Garden, Japanese Hill and Pond Garden, Herb Garden, Fragrance Garden and the Discovery Garden.
At Cherry Esplanade, visitors can stroll in the park surrounded by cherry trees. Come here in late April, when the cherry blossom festival, you will be treated to beautiful scenery in the Cherry Esplanade.
Feel free to bring your children to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, because here too there is a special children’s garden. In the Children’s Garden, children aged 2-17 years are taught to planting trees. For children under five, or here called kindergarteners taught to plant, harvest with a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. For children who are old enough, will be given lessons on natural science, ecology and everything about plants. Furthermore, these teenagers can be a Junior Instructor at the Children’s Garden. The program is conducted in order to foster a sense of love of the environment on the young generation.
Like fresh perfume? If yes, then this place is perfect for you. Namely Fragrance Garden, a garden that is cool, clean and fragrant. There are at least four categories of plants here, namely Plants for Touch, with Scented Plant Leaves, Flowers Fragrance, and Kitchen Herbs.
In Plant for Touch area, visitors can feel the different textures of the unique foliage. In Plants with Scented Leaves, you are required to rub the leaves that emit a fragrance. Some of its plants include apple, geranium, lavender and peppermint. In the Kitchen Herbs, tourists are invited to better identify the benefits of various traditional medicines made from herbs.
While at the site of Flower Fragrance, you do not need to touch the leaves to get a fresh fragrance. Because here, the flora naturally emit fragrance smelled of perfume. Curious?
For those of you who are interested in visiting the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, can use the subway 2, 3 drops in Eastern Parkway, lines 4 and 5 stop at Franklin Avenue. Another option is to take the bus B41, and stopped at Empire Boulevard.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Monday, while Tuesday – Friday open from 08:00 am – 18:00 pm. Then Saturday – Sunday, open from 10:00 am – 18:00 pm.