Spring at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
More Flowers, More Hours!
Don’t miss the welcome return of cherry blossoms, crabapples, bluebells, and more! Extended hours and new programs let visitors make the most of this special season. Advance tickets recommended.
Hours through August 2022
- Open late! Tuesday & Thursday: 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Open late! May 18, 25, 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m. | Members’ Summer Evenings: Wednesdays, June 1–September 7)
- Friday–Sunday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
- Closed Mondays (except open Memorial Day, May 30, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.)
Kolkwitzia amabilisNative to China, this deciduous shrub boasts sprays of bell-shaped flowers blossoming from arching stems. Beautybush is a member of the Caprifoliaceae, or honeysuckle family.
Special events & programs
Art in the Garden: Summer Thursdays
Thursdays in June & July, 2022 | 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Celebrate summer at Brooklyn Botanic Garden with performances on Thursday evenings. Learn More about Art in the Garden: Summer Thursdays
Black Birders Week Tour
June 3, 2022 | 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Join Chaz Faxon and Indigo Goodson for a morning of birding at the Garden in celebration of the community of Black birders. Learn More about Black Birders Week Tour
Spring Gala 2022
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 5:30–10:30 p.m. | Ticketed Event
Celebrate the Garden with a cocktail reception followed by a formal dinner on Cherry Esplanade. Learn More about Spring Gala 2022
For the Birds Opening Celebration
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Celebrate the opening of For the Birds, an exhibition and program series presented in partnership with acclaimed music supervisor Randall Poster. Learn More about For the Birds Opening Celebration
Garden After Hours: Summer Tuesdays
June, July, and August (excluding June 7 & July 5), 2022 | 5–8 p.m.
Savor evenings in the Garden during Summer Tuesdays. Learn from Garden curators, take a tour, and enjoy live music and cocktails. Learn More about Garden After Hours: Summer Tuesdays
Weekend Birding Tours
Select Saturdays & Sundays, June to October | 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Join our guest experts on these special, hour-long tours through the Garden to look for resident and visiting birds. Learn More about Weekend Birding Tours
Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | April 6–May 27
Pot up a plant, create a craft, read a story, and use your senses to explore nature at special Discovery Garden activity stations designed for toddlers. Learn More about First Discoveries
Workshops & Classes
Watercolor: Focusing on Color Saturation and Tonal Value—ONLINE
May 31, 2022 | 10 a.m.–1 p.m. | Preregistration Required
Get the most out of your colors! Whether you prefer to slowly build your painting with layers, or utilize rich tonal values from the start, you will develop confidence choosing colors for highlight, shadow, and midtones that exist in the natural world. Learn More about Watercolor: Focusing on Color Saturation and Tonal Value—ONLINE
Walking Meditation: Deep Listening in the Garden - ON-SITE
June 5, 2022 | 9 a.m.–10:15 a.m. | Preregistration Required
Experience walking meditation in the Garden, combined with deep listening to the rich soundscape of the natural world. Learn More about Walking Meditation: Deep Listening in the Garden - ON-SITE
Starting a Sketchbook Nature Journal - ON-SITE
June 5, 2022 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m. | Preregistration Required
Beginning with a short meditative exercise and drawing demonstration, you will write and illustrate your daily story. Learn More about Starting a Sketchbook Nature Journal - ON-SITE
Members’ Summer Evenings
Wednesdays, June 1–September 7, 2022 | 6–8:30 p.m.
Savor the Garden during the twilight hours—just for members! Learn More about Members’ Summer Evenings
Garden Circle June Early-Morning Hours
Saturday, June 4 & Sunday, June 5, 2022 | 9–10 a.m. | Preregistration Required
Members of the Garden Circle and higher levels can enjoy exclusive access to the Garden from 9 to 10 a.m. Learn More about Garden Circle June Early-Morning Hours
Members’ Rose Night & Sunset Picnic
June 15, 2022 | 6 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Exclusively for members! Stroll through the glorious Cranford Rose Garden and chat with Will Wallace, BBG’s rosarian. Then swing by Cherry Esplanade for a rose-inspired cocktail (cash bar) and live music. Learn More about Members’ Rose Night & Sunset Picnic