Step Outside and Discover the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

From native flora to Japanese Box-and-Hill, explore the gardens' highlights in Street View

By Google Arts & Culture


Founded in 1910, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is located in Mount Prospect Park in central Brooklyn, New York, just near the Brooklyn Museum. It's grown over the years to become a space for education as well as entertainment. Click and drag to explore the gardens highlights.

Osborne Garden

This Italian-style formal garden features an expansive, emerald-green lawn and classically-inspired stone columns and fountain. In spring, rest and watch the cherries, crabapples, and azaleas in bloom.

Native Flora Garden

The Native Flora Garden seeks to recreate the natural lands that once flourished here: small forests, meadows, bogs, and pine barrens. This area is filled with wildlife including hummingbirds and small mammals.

Cranford Rose Garden

The Cranford Rose Garden has been one of the most popular attractions since it first opened in 1928. In June, when the roses are in full bloom, blossoms cascade down arches and climb up lattices.

Cherry Esplanade

The Cherry Esplanade leads from the Rose Garden towards the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden. Visit at the end of April to witness the double-flowering Kanzan cherries in full blossom.

Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden

Follow the winding paths to slowly reveal the Japanese Garden, styled on ancient and modern designs. Take a seat and admire the calm pond with its draping willows and red-painted ceremonial torii.

Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden

The garden was designed by the Japanese-American landscape architect Takeo Shiota in 1914, and was the first public Japanese-inspired garden in the USA.

Fragrance Garden

Laid in 1955, the Fragrance Garden was the first garden in the USA designed to accommodate people with visual impairments. Its low beds, braille labels, and enticing scents offer enjoyment to all.

Yellow Magnolia Cafe

Take a break in the Yellow Magnolia Cafe, found inside the Steinhardt Conservatory, a beau-arts style glasshouse. Enjoy the modern, vegetable-focused menu while looking over the Lily Pool Terrace.

Desert Pavilion

The Desert Pavilion of the Steinhardt Conservatory shows just how vibrant deserts can be. Discover trees, cacti, succulents, and wildflowers from the deserts of Africa, Australia, and the Americas.

Aquatic House & Orchid Collection

The Aquatic House displays plants from Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s large orchid collection as well as a variety of tropical aquatic plants from around the world, including these giant water lilies.

Bonsai Museum

The Japanese art of Bonsai, or cultivating miniature trees, has entertained people for centuries. The C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum holds one of the largest collections of Bonsai trees outside of Japan.

Discovery Garden

Dedicated to providing a green space for city kids, the Discovery Garden lets children of all ages explore the plants and animals found in a meadows, marshes, woodlands, and vegetable gardens.

Water Garden

Follow the babbling Belle's Brook as it meanders through the Shelby White and Leon Levy Water Garden. Reeds. sedges, and rushes line the banks, providing a home for insects and helping to filter the water.

Herb Garden

Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Find these, and more, in the beds of the BBG Herb Garden. Filled with plants that, throughout history have been used in perfumes, recipes, and medicines.

Rock Garden

The Rock Garden, opened in 1917, provides a safe haven for a number of alpine and desert plants that prefer dry, rough soils. Succulents are found hugging the ground, while conifers tower overhead.

Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden (2008-11-14) by Antonio M. RosarioBrooklyn Botanic Garden

Step outside into more botanical gardens from around the world, like Kew Gardens in London or the gardens of São Paolo, Brazil

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