Free Winter Weekday Admissions
Tuesday–Fridays, November 1–February 28 | 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
In winter, Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a sanctuary of calm, enjoining visitors to look closely into the Garden’s subtle beauty. The striking bark and branch structure of trees come to the fore, and the Garden’s formal architecture reveals itself in a whole new way.
BBG’s Garden Shop offers a suite of special holiday items for home, garden, and loved ones of all ages. Pick up a ficus or jade bonsai, some mini poinsettias, a holiday hanging terrarium, and other jewels for the season. Visit the Garden Shop
Knit, Purl, Sow
Through January 22, 2014
The works in this exhibit of textile and knitting artists Tatyana Yanishevsky, Ruth Marshall, and Santiago Venegas ranges from finely detailed botanical renderings to expressionistic plants and landscapes. On view in the Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery. Learn more
Waltz of the Flowers
Sunday, December 8 | Noon and 3 p.m.
Explore the world of The Nutcracker, in a special workshop for children ages 4 through 12, presented by teaching artists from American Ballet Theatre (ABT).This event has reached capacity and preregistration is now closed. Learn more
Wandering Winter Solstice Concert with Make Music New York
Saturday, December 21, 2013 | 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | Meet at Magnolia Plaza
Celebrate the start of winter throughout the Garden with Make Music New York as it presents Winterreise (Winter Journey), a song cycle for voice and piano by Franz Schubert that sets to music 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller. Learn more
Winter Tai Chi
Sunday, January 5 | 11 a.m.–Noon
Relax your body and mind at BBG with a free drop-in workshop in the basics of this Chinese martial art—a form of “moving meditation” that helps balance the yin and yang. Open to all ages and levels of experience. Learn more
Guided Tour: Chase Away the Winter Blues
Sunday, January 5 | 1–2 p.m.
Join licensed psychotherapist and veteran BBG guide Lynne Spevack, LCSW, for this hour-long outdoor narrated walk designed to relieve the winter doldrums. December's tour, After the Leaves Have Fallen: The Subtle Beauty of Deciduous Trees in Winter, provides a respite from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Learn more