Hours & Admissions
- Tuesday–Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Closed Mondays (but open Memorial Day and
Columbus Day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Closed Labor Day
- Tuesday–Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Closed Mondays (but open Veterans Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and
Washington's Birthday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
- Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
Last admission into the Garden is 30 minutes before closing time.
Steinhardt Conservatory and Gallery
Open Tuesday through Sunday:
- March–October: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- November–February: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitor Center and Garden Shop
Open Tuesday through Sunday:
- March–October: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- November–February: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- March–October: Tuesday–Friday, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- November–February: Tuesday–Thursday, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
|Seniors (65 and over)||$5|
|Students 12+ with valid IDs||$5|
|Children under 12||Free|
|Seniors, Fridays year-round||Free|
|Saturdays 10–12 noon**||Free|
|Winter Weekdays (November–February)||Free|
* Admission to Sakura Matsuri is $20 for adults, $15 for students/seniors. AHS reciprocal admissions are not valid on festival dates.
** Except on Saturdays with public programs such as Sakura Matsuri, Chile Pepper Fiesta, and Ghouls & Gourds.
Art and Garden Ticket
Enhance your day in Brooklyn by visiting our neighbor, the Brooklyn Museum! Simply buy an Art and Garden ticket here at Brooklyn Botanic Garden and present your receipt for same-day admission to the Brooklyn Museum.
|*Seniors (65+)||$11||10% Savings|
|Students (12+)||$11||10% Savings|
*Except Fridays and Festival Days
- Art and Garden combination tickets are valid only on the purchase date.
- The Brooklyn Museum's admission is suggested. Tickets are not refundable.
- There is no combination ticket for children under 12 years of age. Children under 12 enter for free.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is committed to making its exhibitions, programs and services accessible to all who visit, and is working to make its gardens and facilities accessible. However, due to the historic nature of much of the Garden, some areas may present challenges to those with ambulatory disabilities.
The front section of the parking lot is reserved for visitors who are mobility challenged. Visitors in wheelchairs can enter the Garden using any of the public entrances when the Garden is open. After hours, persons in wheelchairs should exit through the Administration Building at 1000 Washington Avenue.
BBG's grounds are accessible by paved pathways throughout the Garden. Garden areas can be reached in a variety of ways, including stair-free options for most specialty gardens. However, due to the historic nature of the Garden, certain paths may be narrow, rough, uneven or steep.
Alice Recknagel Ireys Fragrance Garden
Created in 1955 and enjoyed by all visitors to Brooklyn Botanic Garden, this was the first garden in the country designed for the sight-impaired. Visitors are encouraged to touch and smell the plants, which have been selected for fragrant or tactile qualities and are all non-toxic. Plants are grown in elevated beds at just the right height for persons in wheelchairs. A continuous metal railing offers guidance, and Braille labels identify the specimens.
Find out more about the Alice Recknagel Ireys Fragrance Garden.
The Garden provides learning opportunities for visitors of all ages. Experienced educators work with both children and adults at all developmental and cognitive levels. BBG's education programs can be adapted for students with special needs.
Education greenhouses have hydraulic, height-adjustable potting tables that enable all students to work comfortably.
When scheduling a school visit to BBG, please notify the Registration Office about the learning or physical needs of your students. BBG offers discounted fees for special-needs programs; please ask about this when you register. For more information, call 718-623-7220.
In addition, the GreenBridge Therapeutic Horticulture Network offers practitioners of horticulture therapy a forum for gathering at the Garden and exchanging ideas on how to use horticulture to promote healing. For more information on this network, call 718-623-7209.
Garden Tours and Public Programs
Guided tours, led by extensively trained Garden Guides, are available for all exhibitions and special programs to ensure that individuals with a range of abilities can experience BBG's events. Tours tailored to visitors with physical or developmental challenges can also be arranged. Call 718-623-7220 for more information.
On special Public Program days, accommodation in performance areas can be made for visitors in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.
The Visitor Center, Terrace Café, and Garden Shop are all accessible by wheelchair. The Gift Shop is accessed through the Administrative Building entrance at 1000 Washington Avenue. An elevator that provides access to the auditorium and the Gardener's Resource Center is also located in the Administrative Building.
The Steinhardt Conservatory lower-level Gallery, Desert Pavilion, Tropical Pavilion, and Warm Temperate Pavilion can be reached by elevator.
Uniformed security guards, stationed at each entrance and traversing the grounds, can help direct visitors to appropriate facilities and resources.
Restrooms for use by our visitors in wheelchairs are located in the Conservatory.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden provides wheelchairs as a courtesy to our guests. They are provided on a first come first serve basis. A valid drivers license or government issued picture I.D. card is needed in order to furnish you with a wheelchair. Your ID will be held and returned to you when you return the wheelchair.
The Garden's website is accessible—and usable—for all Internet users and for the full range of browsing platforms and devices such as screen readers, PDAs, and mobile phones. In 2004, bbg.org was honored with the Talking Hands Award for combining Section 508 compliance with creative excellence. For more information, see BBG's accessibility statement.
The Garden's Master Site Plan considers accessibility in all aspects of its design.
If you have questions or comments about accessibility at BBG, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-623-7269.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a museum of living plants. The following policies were designed to protect the plant collection and enhance the experience of all visitors.
When planning your visit, please note:
- Children under 14 must be supervised by an adult 18 or over.
- With the exception of bottled water and baby bottles, food and beverages cannot be brought into the Garden. Food can be purchased and consumed at the Terrace Café. Picnicking is not allowed.
- Sitting on the lawn is only allowed at the Cherry Esplanade. Blankets and folding chairs are not permitted.
- No athletic or recreational equipment is allowed.
- Pets are not allowed. Service animals must have accompanying documentation.
- Tripods and easels are not permitted in the Conservatory, the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, in flower beds, or blocking any Garden paths. Commercial and wedding photography is only permitted by prior arrangement.
- Strollers are allowed in the Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery (including bathrooms and Café) but not allowed in the Steinhardt Conservatory pavilions.
- Strollers are not allowed in the shops from April–June.
While in the Garden, please note:
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a nonsmoking facility. Please refrain from smoking anywhere on the grounds.
- Do not pick flowers, walk in the planted beds, or climb trees. Fallen leaves, flowers, or other plant materials must be left on the ground.
- Use electronic audio devices with earphones only.
- Shirts and shoes are required.