Winter at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Change in Hours, Seasonal Guided Tours, and Free Weekday Admission

Winter at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
The snowstorm of October 29, 2011 hints at the beauty of winter at BBG (photo by Mike Ratliff).

Release Date: November 1, 2011

Brooklyn, NY—In winter when the days are short and chilly, it’s tempting to burrow under the covers and stay there, but Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) will tempt you out of dormancy with blues-banishing seasonal tours, workshops, and FREE weekday admission.

Garden tours of Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m., and at 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month from November to March, licensed psychotherapist and veteran Garden guide Lynne Spevack leads a special Chase Away the Winter Blues tour. Each month’s tour features a special seasonal topic, including deciduous trees of winter, texture and sound in the Garden, and early-spring flowers. Come learn how and why organisms respond to the changing seasons, and how to use sunlight to keep the blues at bay through the frosty days ahead.

Chase Away the Winter Blues
November 6: Celebrating the Last Leaves of Autumn and the Return of Standard Time
December 4: After the Leaves Have Fallen: The Subtle Beauty of the Deciduous Trees of Winter
January 8, 2012: Getting Your New Year’s Resolutions Under Way in the Sensuous Winter Garden: Focus on Color, Texture, Shape, and Sound
February 5: Lunar New Year in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden
March 4: Early-Spring Flowers
Reminder: BBG hours change with return to Standard Time, with free admission on weekdays!

Winter Hours: Wednesday, November 9, 2010–Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Waltz of the Flowers Workshop
A special children’s workshop Inspired by the upcoming American Ballet Theatre (ABT) production of The Nutcracker will be held at BBG on Saturday, November 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. Designed for children ages 5 through 12, the Waltz of the Flowers workshop will include basic ballet instruction with an ABT teaching artist, along with an opportunity to participate in craft activities. Pre-registration is required; for more information, please visit
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