6. Brooklyn Botanic Garden Whispering Benches

brooklyn-botanic-garden-osborne-garden-terrace-whispering-benches-fountain-nycPhoto by Nicholas Santasier, NSantasier Photography. Used with permission.

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has two limestone whispering benches in the Osborne Garden that flank the fountain. The garden is three acres in size and Italianate in design, built between 1935 and 1939 by workers dispatched through the Works Progress Administration and Civil Works Administration. The fountain is 17 feet in diameter and the garden was intended as a “showcase for ornamental plants,” writes the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.