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Top garden recommendations from locals

Botanical Garden
“Beautiful botanic garden next to the museum and the park. Features include a japanese garden, cherry tree esplanade, rose garden, shakepeare garden, conservatory garden, lily ponds, native garden and a farming garden. Perfect place to get lost for hours. ”
  • 832 locals recommend
Plaza
“One of the most iconic Brooklyn plazas, make sure to take a picture with the beautiful "Soldiers' and Sailors'" arch. From here, you can walk across the street to Prospect Park, or a few minutes to the Brooklyn Museum or the Botanical Garden.”
  • 205 locals recommend
Park
“Hamilton Park is a neighborhood in Historic Downtown Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, centered on a park with the same name. The Victorian age park is located between Eighth Street and Ninth Street and Hamilton Place on the west and McWilliams Place on the East. Like the Van Vorst Park neighborhood to the south, this quiet park is surrounded by nineteenth century brownstones. The park produces several events throughout the year, some of which include: A Shakespeare in the Park series by the Hudson Shakespeare Company. The professional company produces one Shakespeare or classical show for each summer month. This is paid for by the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association and is free to watch. Movies in the Park, a series of outdoor screening of 4 to 5 movies in the months of June or July thru October, paid for by the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association and is free to watch. Hamilton Park Festival – Takes place usually in early June of each year and is paid for by the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association. Youth Festival – Takes place usually in June Weekly Farmers Market – Takes place every Wednesday, produced by the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association Easter Egg Hunt - Takes place in April”
  • 54 locals recommend
Park
“Historic public square with playgrounds, dog runs & community gardens hosting a farmer's market.”
  • 30 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great food. Super nice staff. Neighborhood favorite. Just across the street from the flat. Nice patio.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful garden, 5-10 walk from your stay! Perfect for a picnic or a place to read a book and get some sun! ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Park
“Grab a coffee across the street at Little Canal or Cafe Grumpy and relax on a bench under the trees.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Garden
“Out of all the community gardens in the East Village, this is my favorite. It's coiffed and pruned and boasts and adorable little treehouse with a lounge and plenty of reading material. The latest addition: a big bullfrog in the fish pond.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Those searching for a little peace and quiet would do well to spend a few hours at this verdant oasis. The garden, which abuts two other neighborhood gems—The Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park—was founded in 1910 and features hundreds of types of flora, laid out over 52 acres. Each spring, crowds descend on the space for the Sakura Matsuri Festival, during which hundreds of trees bloom along the Cherry Esplanade.”
  • 158 locals recommend
Garden
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“Great spot right next to the train station. Try their cake truffels or bagel bombs! You won't regret it.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Garden
“Just 3 minutes on the train (Jefferson st) will take you to an amazing local area of artistic expression. In one street you will see an explosion of colors on the walls of buildings in the form of amazing graffiti. People come here with tour groups to see this - for you its a free bonus of staying in this neighborhood. There is a number of restaurants to choose from. So definitely worth spending one afternoon or evening here!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Best garden in Brooklyn. Free every Tuesday, and Saturdays before noon. 10 minute walk from apt.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Visiting this museum might be the best way to learn the essence of East Village short of assimilating into an artist’s squat or chaining yourself to a tree in a community garden. The museum is housed in well-known C-Squat, which was sold by the government to a non-profit for $1 in 2002, and now is being turned into a low-income co-op for the squatters who live there. The museum itself showcases New York’s recent history of protests, grassroots movements, and environmental activism.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Plaza
“The Grand Army Plaza is right at the entrance of Prospect Park, adding as a scenic and historical feature to the park. It links the city's roads to the park and has historical significance. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Garden
“A small but lovely little public garden that is incredibly well cared for. It's a wonderful place to sit and relax. You may even forget you're in downtown Manhattan!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Farmer's market (google it), Tennis Courts, Basketball or just walking around. ”
  • 1 local recommends