Though we missed cherry blossom season, New Yorkers will still be able to enjoy the city’s gorgeous botanical gardens this summer!
The beloved Brooklyn Botanic Garden has set their reopening date for August 7, making the announcement on their Instagram page earlier today, July 21.
They said there will be new safety guidelines and limited capacity. Some examples of that include:
- Advance timed-entry tickets will be required for all visitors. Ticket reservations will open on Monday, July 27.
- Members will have first access to the Garden during a Member Appreciation Week beginning July 31. Look for details early next week.
- There will be limited daily tickets available.
- Face coverings will be required for all visitors over age 2.
- Indoor spaces are closed.
- Bring your own water to drink.
They also have a very special perk: during the Garden’s opening four weeks, free tickets will be available for all! They ask that you pay if you can, but want to make the gardens available to those who cannot. You can read more about it on their website here.
Their new hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday from 10am–6pm and Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am–8:30pm. They ask you to visitors to limit their stay to three hours so others can enjoy.
They follow the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, which is set to reopen on July 28.
If you missed it, watch the finale of cherry blossom season at the Brooklyn garden here.
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