Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Growing from its humble beginnings as an ash dump in the late 1800s, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has come to represent today the very best in urban gardening and horticultural display.

Public transportation

Subway**: The B or Q train to Prospect Park station. The 2 or 3 train to Eastern Parkway.

Bus**: B41, B43, B48, and B71. There are visitor entrances on Flatbush Avenue and Eastern Parkway.

LIRR: LIRR to Flatbush Avenue/Atlantic Avenue Station. Connect with the Q or 2 train, or the B41 bus.

Trolley: The Heart of Brooklyn Trolley operates on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, noon – 5:00 p.m. It stops at many of Brooklyn's cultural institutions and is free. More information.

** There may be unexpected changes in service. Check the New York City Transit Service Advisories page.
By car

From the Brooklyn Bridge: Continue straight ahead 6 traffic lights; turn left onto Atlantic Avenue; drive 1 mile and turn right onto Flatbush Avenue; continue to arch at Grand Army Plaza; proceed around traffic circle to Eastern Parkway (library on right); drive 1 block and turn right onto Washington Avenue (Brooklyn Museum on corner).

From Manhattan Bridge: Continue straight ahead onto Flatbush Avenue; then see directions under Brooklyn Bridge.

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge: Continue straight ahead to Route 278; exit at 38th Street; turn left onto Fourth Avenue; go 42 blocks and turn right onto Union Street; continue to arch at Grand Army Plaza; then see directions under Brooklyn Bridge.

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE): Exit at Kent Avenue; follow service road (Park Avenue) alongside and then under the expressway five blocks; turn left onto Washington Avenue and continue for 1-3/4 miles.

Jackie Robinson Parkway: Exit at Bushwick Avenue; turn left at third traffic light onto Eastern Parkway; go 3 miles and turn left onto Washington Avenue (Brooklyn Museum on corner).

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Details & Events

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  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • 1000 Washington Avenue
  • Brooklyn, NY 11225
  • 718-623-7200
  • Directions
  • Web site

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