The Robert W. Wilson Overlook is an ascending garden with wonderful views of Cherry Esplanade and the Cranford Rose Garden. Its winding path, shaped by smooth walls with integrated benches, leads visitors through a landscape filled with summer-flowering crape-myrtle trees, ornamental grasses, and herbaceous perennials.

The structure was designed by architecture firm Weiss/Manfredi and echoes the adjacent Steinberg Visitor Center, also designed by Weiss/Manfredi. The innovative switchback path allows better access to the Garden for visitors of all abilities. It is named in recognition of the late Robert W. Wilson, a former Brooklyn Botanic Garden trustee.


Garden Layout

a map of the Overlook

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Blog › New Overlook Now Open
Press Release > Robert W. Wilson Overlook Opens at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Bloom Alert > Crape-Myrtle

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