Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center

The urban oasis opens a new gateway to its lush collection.

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  • Photograph: Alex Strada

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

Photograph: Alex Strada


“We really think that we’re the backyard of Brooklyn,” says Scot Medbury, president of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, who hopes a new 20,000-square-foot building, which opened May 16, will make the institution more accessible to both borough residents and out-of-towners. As the structure boasts eye-catching features like a roof covered in 45,000 plants, a glass-encased leaf-shaped banquet room and an undulating hill-like shape, architects Marion Weiss and Michael A. Manfredi designed it to blend into the landscape. With a new gift shop, a meeting point for tours, exhibitions on native plants and vistas framing picturesque panoramas of the grounds, the center provides a portal from Brooklyn’s streets to this verdant escape.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave at President St, Crown Heights, Brooklyn (718-623-7200, bbg.org). Tue–Fri 8am–6pm; Sat, Sun 10am–6pm. $10, seniors and students $5, children under 12 free.

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