Photo Diary: Greenhouse Visit to Brooklyn Botanic Garden Conservatory

Posted on Jul 25, 2017

There’s nothing like a greenhouse visit for burst of tropical inspiration. On a recent visit to New York, we were able to sneak away for a few hours and get lost in one of the city’s gems: the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The 52 acre garden mostly showcases gorgeous outdoor material, and in the heat of July, the blooms were stunning. But for us, the real highlight was our time spent in Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s various conservatories; classic glass houses organized into a variety of different habitats to showcase plants from warmer climates.

What’s so exciting about a greenhouse visit is that it provides a glimpse of the houseplants we love in an environment that mimics their natural habitat. As the specimens are planted in the ground and provided optimal temperature, humidity and other environmental conditions, they’re able to grow freely into their mature forms. As it’s very hard to imitate greenhouse conditions in our typical indoor house settings, we’re often not seeing our houseplants grow to their full potential.

What follows is our photo diary from the visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Conservatories. The conservatories are organized into various rooms with different habitats: the Tropical Pavilion, the Aquatic House and Orchid Collection, the Desert Pavilion, the Warm Temperature Pavilion and the Bonsai Museum. Each contains foliage and floral gems; however, the photos that follow focus on the first three rooms listed above.

We hope you enjoyed this photo tour of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and that you’re able to make a visit to this tropical space some time soon! What are your favorite greenhouses and conservatories? Share with us in the comments!


  1. Charles Reid
    July 31, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with me. Hope you will continue in the future. Charles Reid

  2. Ganette Copeland
    July 31, 2017

    Hi, I enjoyed the pics of the different rooms. I specifically am interested in the three that were shown. I’m familiar with all. Born and raised in Hawaii, now live on Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound. I have tropicals in my home such as philodendrons, palms,begonias, ferns, a variation of the monsters. I love the Aquatic room because I have been acquiring tillansia for arrangements and raising m
    any different varieties. The desert

  3. Cal mahoney
    August 2, 2017

    How can you tell when to harvest spores from a superbum staghorn fern ?

  4. Creative plant pots
    September 1, 2017

    Thanks for your sharing,very nice.

  5. Lamborghini Residences
    July 1, 2019

    Hey! nice images shared by you, good job…. this is the big thing the conservatories are organized into various rooms with different habitats.


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