Other Highlights of the BBG
Literature lovers are drawn to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Shakespeare Garden, which showcases plants mentioned in works of William Shakespeare. The Bard often used flowers or plants as metaphors in his writing and this English cottage-inspired garden features over 80 varieties that make an appearance in his plays.
The Fragrance Garden is another popular and interesting spot at the BBG. Originally created in 1955 for the visually impaired, the aromatic garden beds are planted with scented flowers and herbs as well as highly textured plants intended for touch.
Kids ages two to 17 are encouraged to get dirty in the Children’s Garden. Garden instructors teach kids how to plant their own flowers, herbs and vegetables and then how to harvest the crops in the autumn season. There are several educational programs available to kids in the summer months at the Children’s Garden, which has been a vibrant and integral part of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden since 1914.
Other points of interest at the BBG include the superior collection of bonsai trees which is renowned as one of the best in the world, the stunning Cranford Rose Garden (another popular spot for Brooklyn Botanic Garden weddings) and the Steinhardt Conservatory which houses the BBG’s indoor plants.