What can I do during my visit?
With free, unlimited admission to the Garden as a BBG member, you can experience every season at the Garden, from the spectacular blooms of spring to the serene beauty of a snow-covered Garden in winter. You also have free access to Members’ Summer Evenings, the Chile Pepper Festival, and other private and public events. Start by exploring BBG’s 52 acres with a Seasonal Highlights Tour. Afterwards, stroll on your own through the Shakespeare Garden, the Cranford Rose Garden, Cherry Walk, and the new Shelby White and Leon Levy Water Garden. Check bbg.org for hours and admission and Plants in Bloom for must-sees when you visit!
Please help protect and preserve Brooklyn Botanic Garden when you visit: No smoking, climbing trees, or picking flowers or vegetables. With the exception of Members’ Picnic Nights, no outside food or beverages are permitted in the Garden. Scooters and bikes are not allowed on the grounds; please note that bike racks located at each entrance fill up early on busy weekends.
Can I bring my children to BBG with my IDNYC @ BBG membership?
Your IDNYC @ BBG membership includes free admission for children ages 17 and under, so bring your young naturalists and make a day of it! Build a giant bird’s nest together in the Discovery Garden, or pass secret messages back and forth while lounging on the Osborne Garden’s “whispering benches.” BBG offers drop-in family activities, Children’s Garden classes, and much more for kids!
Can I bring guests to the Garden?
Guest passes are not included with an IDNYC @ BBG membership. During regular admission hours, guests will need to purchase a ticket to visit the Garden. To bring a guest free every time you visit, upgrade your membership to Dual or above! Please contact Membership at [email protected] for more information.