See the seasons change at the Garden! Advance tickets are strongly recommended.



Advance tickets are strongly recommended.

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Through August

  • Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday*: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
    (*Members’ Summer Evenings: Wednesdays through September 1)
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays

Specialty gardens begin to close 30 minutes before closing time. Lily Pool Terrace closes at 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays.


Following CDC and New York State guidelines, visitors who are fully vaccinated may visit outdoor areas of the Garden without face coverings. All guests over age 2 must wear face coverings in indoor areas. Visitors who are not fully vaccinated must wear face coverings everywhere on Garden premises. Face coverings are also required for all BBG program participants.

Safety is our priority. Please review these new visiting guidelines to help keep the Garden open for all as a place of delight and inspiration.

  • All visitors, including children and members, must have a ticket to enter. Members must also present valid ID with their free ticket.
  • Ticket quantities are limited in order to preserve social distancing. Tickets are available two weeks in advance of visit dates.
  • Group size is limited to 10. General admission tickets are not intended for school groups; to make free reservations for a school group, visit
  • Please return tickets if you cannot use them.

Additional Information for Members

Additional Information for Affiliated Organizations

On the Grounds
  • All guests over age 2, regardless of vaccination status, must wear face coverings in indoor areas. Visitors who are not fully vaccinated must wear face coverings everywhere on Garden premises.
  • Stay 6 feet from others not in your group.
  • Some areas of the Garden may be closed or restricted. Please follow signs and stay on designated paths.
  • Some indoor spaces, including the Administration Building, Yellow Magnolia Café, Library, and Visitor Center lobby, are closed until further notice.
  • Food is available at the Yellow Magnolia Canteen near Lily Pool Terrace and the Coffee Bar at the Visitor Center, with socially distanced outdoor seating for either option. Yellow Magnolia Café is temporarily closed. Pocket snacks are permitted for individuals with dietary needs.
  • Maps are available upon request at the admission booths.
  • For everyone’s safety, the Garden reserves the right to deny or revoke the admission of any visitor who refuses to comply with these guidelines. Thank you for being considerate of others.
For Your Safety
  • Staff members have been trained in New York State COVID-19 hygiene and social distancing protocols.
  • High-touch surfaces are frequently cleaned. However, it is not possible to ensure that benches and other surface areas are sanitized; please act accordingly.
  • Guided tours are suspended until further notice.
  • Our enhanced safety protocols are based on current City and State mandates and recommended guidelines. As in any public outdoor setting, we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19. By visiting BBG, you voluntarily assume such risks.
If You Are Sick
  • If you are feeling unwell, please postpone your visit. Use the “cancel my tickets” link on your confirmation or contact Showclix at 888-850-8718 to reschedule your visit.

If you have further questions, please contact

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