Japanese Collections at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Japanese Collections at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

For more than 100 years, Brooklyn Botanic Garden has been home to iconic Japanese horticultural collections and cultural programs. The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, designed by Takeo Shiota in 1915, was the first Japanese garden in an American public botanic garden, and today it remains one of the finest examples of its kind outside Japan. This extraordinary and beloved place is one of the most visited sites at the Garden and has inspired millions of visitors across generations. It was the first of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's world-renowned Japanese collections, which also include the C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum, a flowering cherry collection of more than 200 ornamental Prunus trees, and the Japanese tree peony collection—a gift from the town of Yatsuka-Cho, in Shimane Prefecture.


Japanese Collections at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Friends of Japanese Collections at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Friends of Japanese Collections and Programs at BBG are dedicated partners who support the care and broad sharing of BBG’s significant collections and the programs that celebrate them. Join this new group of devoted stewards (PDF). >

Major Support
J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York
MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Shiseido Americas

Sustainer Support
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal U.S.A., Inc.

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