The Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers tourists a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Considered as one of New York City’s most beautiful parks, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an absolute must for those visiting the city. Spanning an area of around 52 acres, this popular attraction is home to over 12,000 kinds of plants from around the globe. While here visitors will come across a variety of plants for every season and themed areas such as the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, the Herb Garden, the Native Flora Garden, the Children’s Garden, the Cherry Esplanade, the Fragrance Garden, the Cranford Rose Garden, the Rock Garden and the Tropical Pavilion amongst many others. Committed to education and conservation, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden also offers guided exploration tours for those looking to learn more. Because the garden covers such a large area, it is best for visitors to pick up their own map from the visitor's center before starting to explore.
Adults: $12 Children under 12: Free Seniors (65 and over): $6
Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Mondays
Around 3 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, the Native Flora Garden, the Cherry Esplanade and the Cranford Rose Garden
Muslims visiting the Brooklyn Botanic Garden will not be able to find prayer facilities within its premises, but they will be able to locate a clean and quiet place outdoors to offer their prayers. Brooklyn also has numerous mosques which are frequented by local Muslims and tourists alike. Masjid At-Taqwa, Fatih Camii Mosque, Masjid Al Arqam and the Brooklyn Islamic Center are just a few of the many mosques and Islamic Centers in Brooklyn.
Visitors to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden looking to get a bite to eat will have to visit the Terrace Café, which is located at the Steinhardt Conservatory. The café serves a selection of soups, salads, snacks, sandwiches, baked goods and more. While these items may not be Halal certified, Terrace Café is sure to serve a selection of vegetarian and seafood dishes suitable for Muslims. There are also quite a number of Halal restaurants in Brooklyn. Muslim tourists could therefore ask to be guided to the nearest one to the park.