Thirty nine acres of land in the middle of Brooklyn was reserved for botanic gardens over one hundred years ago. Through generous donations over time, the plot has evolved to include the gamut of horticulture across endless gardens as well as several greenhouses, a bonsai center and an expanded conservatory. The experience is fluid between the interiors and the gardens throughout the property. Paradoxically, each space challenges the onlooker with it's own seperate identity. I expected that spending an afternoon there would be peaceful (it was). What suprised me was how modern the facilities are and how current the foundation is with installation art. I recommend spending an afternoon here and getting lost in the translation of flora and fauna.