Neighborhood: Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Address: 1000 Washington Ave.


The sprawling, once green landscape of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden maintains its allure during winter months.The koi pond may be frozen over, but roses still peek through the snow, making for one of the quietest, most peaceful places in all the boroughs. If you want to escape winter's harsh hand, escape into the tropical and desert pavilions, where you can find South African plants in full bloom.