Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Winter
Hours, Seasonal Guided Tours, and Free Weekday Admission
Release Date: November 8, 2010Brooklyn, NY—Autumn has arrived in New York City, ushering in blustery winds, crisp skies, and shortened days. While cooler temperatures send many New Yorkers running for cover, Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) celebrates fall’s advance with FREE weekday admission and seasonal guided tours.
Exposure to sunlight, even on cloudy days, sustains energy, alertness, and contentment, all of which tend to wane in the winter months. BBG invites visitors to Chase Away the Winter Blues with outdoor monthly Garden tours, led by licensed psychotherapist and veteran BBG tour guide, Lynne Spevack. Enveloped by the Garden’s festive fall colors, visitors will learn how and why organisms respond to the changing seasons, and how to keep the blues at bay through the frosty days ahead. As fall turns to winter, and rain turns to snow and sleet, BBG will remain a cheery retreat until spring blooms again!
WHAT: Chase Away the Winter Blues: A seasonal guided tour with Lynne Spevack
WHEN: The first Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. | November 2010 – March 2011
WHERE: Visitor Center at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn
WINTER HOURS: November 9, 2010–March 15, 2011
- Tuesday–Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Closed Mondays (open Martin Luther King Jr. Day and President’s Day, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
- Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
Founded in 1910, Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is an independent nonprofit institution committed to education, research, and the display of horticulture. Situated on 52 acres in the heart of Brooklyn, the Garden is home to over 12,000 kinds of plants and hosts more than 725,000 visitors annually. Learn more at bbg.org.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Garden is closed on Mondays except public holidays. The Garden is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for senior citizens (65 and older) and students with ID. Children under 12, all school groups, and Garden members are admitted free at all times. From November 9 to March 11, the Garden is free to the public on weekdays and until noon on Saturdays. For directions, please visit bbg.org/visit/directions.
Learn what’s happening at Brooklyn Botanic Garden at bbg.org/visit/calendar, read the Garden’s blog at bbg.org/news, and see photos of current highlights at bbg.org/bloom.