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
Wandering Winter Solstice Concert with Make Music New York
Saturday, December 21, 2013 | 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Celebrate the official start of the season as Grammy-nominated baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert presents an encore performance of Franz Schubert’s Winterreise (Winter Journey), a song cycle 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. January's tour is Getting Your New Year’s Resolutions Under Way in the Sensuous Winter Garden: Focus on Color, Texture, Shape, and Sound. Learn more
Light in Winter Discovery Workshop
Sunday, January 5 | 2–4 p.m.
Join in our series of winter-long discovery programs and explore the remarkable ways the Garden’s plants and animals survive the coldest months. Fun, hands-on discovery workshops are free with garden admission and welcome kids of all ages. Workshops are drop-in style—stop by anytime during workshop hours. Learn more
Winter Survival Nature Walk for 8–12 Year Olds
Sunday, January 5 | 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Venture out without your grown-ups to discover the amazing things plants and animals do to survive in winter. Free with Garden admission; preregister online. Learn more