Festival days are the Garden’s busiest. Be prepared.
New for 2019: A ticket is required for every entry.Purchase or reserve advance tickets. Members can reserve free tickets online. Partners, including Corporate and Academic members, Cool Culture participants, Urban Advantage participants, and BASE teachers and students must present program ID at box office for free tickets.
Check your tickets. Printed tickets help the lines move quickly; mobile tickets are fine too. You may enter the festival at either 990 Washington Avenue or 455 Flatbush Avenue.
Find your lane. Each entrance has separate lanes for individuals with member tickets, with paid tickets, or who need to purchase tickets/redeem partner admission. Members requiring assistance and individuals wishing to join the Garden and enter for free should find the Membership tent neat the member's lane.
Bring your ID. Students and Seniors must verify eligibility for discounted tickets. Members with free tickets must also show their BBG member card to enter. Corporate and Academic members, Cool Culture participants, and BASE teachers and students must present program ID at the box office. You must be 21 or over to buy alcohol.
Travel light. All bags and packages will be searched by Security. Be prepared to wait in line for bag check.
Take public transportation. Parking nearby is very limited and gridlock is likely. Avoid the Eastern Parkway station, which is under construction. Travel directions ›
No outside food or beverages. Exceptions are bottled water, baby bottles, and pocket snacks for individuals with dietary restrictions. A substantial menu of food and drink will be available at stations throughout the Garden.
Leave the wheels at home. Scooters and bikes are not permitted in the Garden, and bike racks located at each entrance fill up early. Due to festival crowds, avoid bringing a stroller.
All festival attendees must present ticket for entrance. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. There are no reciprocal admissions or group discounts on festival days. Tickets are nonrefundable. All events held rain or shine.