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This small but beautiful botanic garden features a Japanese garden, as well as the Cranford Rose Garden, herb garden, the Children's Garden, and the Steinhard Conservatory of indoor flowers and plants. In all, there are 52 acres and 12,000 varieties of botanicals, ranging from the tiny bonsai to the towering oak. Self-guided tours, individual classes and certificate programs are all available. Students come with your valid id cards, if you want to avail of a discount.
Recently renovated, the Gil Hodges Community Garden has bloomed into a natural haven within the industrial Gowanus neighborhood. The area is home to many community groups and a diverse population that comes together to tend the garden, play chess in the park and enjoy the fragrance of the collection of flowers. The park is also environmentally friendly, as it has been designed to repurpose rainwater from the flood-prone area. It serves as a great outdoor space for families with children, and the community garden provides an opportunity for kids to learn about plants and gardening.
The LeFrak Centre is located at historic Prospect Park in Brooklyn. You can enjoy the numerous activities on offer, which include roller skating and ice skating, for which there is a fee. Take a leisurely stroll and admire the natural beauty on display or sit down at the cafe and enjoy a quiet evening with a book. There are also a number of activities for children, especially during summers. Check website for admission prices and other details.
Created in 1838 as a pastoral park, this breathtaking cemetery covers 478 acres landscaped with lakes, gardens, rambling paths and of course, some of the finest cemetery landmarks in the country. Often used by New Yorkers as a day trip to escape the noise of the city, the serenity of this place is often overwhelming. It has been noted that Frederick Law Olmsted used Green-Wood as a basis for his original designs of Central Park. Notable residents include the composer Leonard Bernstein and stained-glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany.
A tribute to Charles Carroll, Carroll Park is a pleasantpark in the bustling Brooklyn neighborhood. Divided in three sections, the park has recreational and sports facilities for visitors. The areas are spacious, and there are benches and shady trees for families to relax and enjoy the serenity of the peaceful surroundings. The children and teens have plenty of play areas, biking paths and there are three basketball courts, a bocce court and a baseball diamond too! During summer, visitors can cool off with the sprinklers and there are various happenings like children's concerts and othercommunity eventsthat take place on a regular basis. The Carroll Greenmarket, held right across the park, is a much loved place for visitors to shop on some fresh produce.