Light in Winter

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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.

Upcoming Events


Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour

Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour
Event start: 20140329
Saturdays and Sundays year-round
Wednesdays, August–November | 1 p.m.

Celebrate the seasons and enjoy the highlights of BBG’s plant collections and gardens within the Garden. Learn more »

Holiday Hours at the Garden Shop

Holiday Hours at the Garden Shop
Event start: 20141128
Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29, 2014
10 a.m.–6 p.m.

BBG’s Garden Shop offers an array of special holiday items for home, garden, and loved ones of all ages. During holiday hours, the shop stays open an extra 90 minute. Learn more »

Registration for Winter Classes Opens

Registration for Winter Classes Opens
Event start: 20141201
Monday, December 1, 2014 | 9 a.m.

Register for winter Children's Garden sessions, continuing education classes, and community horticulture classes. Learn more »

Living Lessons in Design: Visual Bounty in a Bleak Season

Living Lessons in Design: Visual Bounty in a Bleak Season
Event start: 20141206
Saturday, December 6, 2014 | 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Join horticulturist Jim Russell in examining all aspects of gardening—by example—within the various gardens of BBG. Learn more »

Edible Tour of the Tropical Pavilion

Edible Tour of the Tropical Pavilion
Event start: 20141206
Saturday, December 6, 2014
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. and 1–2:15 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Enjoy the warmth of our Tropical Pavilion on this edible greenhouse tour! Learn more »

Waltz of the Flowers

Waltz of the Flowers
Event start: 20141206
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Noon–1:30 p.m. & 2–3:30 p.m.
Preregistration Required

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). Learn more »

Holiday Wreath and Topiary Workshop

Holiday Wreath and Topiary Workshop
Event start: 20141207
Sunday, December 7, 2014 | 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Work with evergreens, boxwood, cones, faux berries and more to create two seasonal focal points for your home. Learn more »

For BBG Members: Members' Holiday Open House

For BBG Members: Members' Holiday Open House
Event start: 20141211
Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 6–8 p.m.

Celebrate the joy of the season with a winter-themed cocktail and live classical music. Learn more »

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Winter Bird Stroll for the Whole Family

Winter Bird Stroll for the Whole Family
Event start: 20141207
Sundays, December 7, 2014
January 4, February 1, March 1, 2015 | 10–11 a.m.

Spot winter birds around BBG with naturalist Brad Klein. Learn more »

Action Heroes Movement Class (3- to 5-year-olds)

Action Heroes Movement Class (3- to 5-year-olds)
Event start: 20141207
Sundays, December 7, 2014, January 4, 2015
10:30–11:15 a.m.

Kids, bring your Superman cape and Catwoman ears and join choreographer and Spoke the Hub teaching artist Mark Lamb in an action-packed frolic. Learn more »

Meet the Makers

Meet the Makers
Event start: 20141207
Sunday, December 7, 2014 | 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Meet the artists behind local businesses Empire Mayonnaise and Blue Dot Jewelry. Learn more »

Action Heroes Movement Class (5- to 7-year-olds)

Action Heroes Movement Class (5- to 7-year-olds)
Event start: 20141207
Sundays, December 7, 2014, January 4, 2015
11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Kids, bring your Superman cape and Catwoman ears and join choreographer and Spoke the Hub teaching artist Mark Lamb in an action-packed frolic. Learn more »

Chase Away the Winter Blues

Chase Away the Winter Blues
Event start: 20141207
November 2, December 7, 2014, January 4, February 1, March 1, 2015 | 1–2 p.m. | Meet at Magnolia Plaza

Join licensed psychotherapist and veteran BBG guide Lynne Spevack, LCSW, for this hour-long outdoor narrated walk series designed to relieve the winter doldrums. Learn more »

Wintercrafting for Families

Wintercrafting for Families
Event start: 20141207
Sunday, December 7, 2014 | 1–3 p.m.

Get crafty together for the holiday season. Pot up a paperwhite bulb, make animal track art, craft a tiny pine needle pillow, and cozy up with a winter storybook. Learn more »

Victorian Toy Parlor

Victorian Toy Parlor
Event start: 20141207
Sundays, December 7, 2014, January 4, 2015 | 1–4 p.m.

Step back in time and play with wooden climbing bears, Jacob’s ladders, do-nothing machines, and other olden-day whatnots. Learn more »

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