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New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458
+1 718-817-8700
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Ranked #1 of 29 Attractions in Bronx
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Type: Gardens, Educational Sites
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Located in the Bronx, the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden is a showplace of nature in every season of the year. Discover 50 breathtaking gardens,... more » Owner description: Located in the Bronx, the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden is a showplace of nature in every season of the year. Discover 50 breathtaking gardens, indoor rain forests and deserts, 50 acres of native forest, a river, waterfalls, and rolling green hills. Major seasonal exhibitions and events complement the existing beauty of the permanent gardens, and highlights include the Holiday Train Show (November - January) and The Orchid Show (March - April). Getting to the Garden is easy! Public Transportation The Garden is just 20 minutes from Grand Central Terminal on Metro-North Railroad to Botanical Garden Station. It is also accessible by subway on B, D, or 4 trains to Bedford Park Boulevard Station. For schedules and maps, visit the MTA Web site at mta.Info Driving The Garden (2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458) is located off the Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road (Exit 7W) and is easily accessible from all points in the Tri-State area. « less
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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

the Holiday exhibit .of plant materials made into small versions of NYC icons is endlessly fascinating. It's impossible to exaggerate how interesting this garden is, both inside and outside, and how good the guides, exhibitions and just plain joy that this place engenders.

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Mahopac, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

I've been visiting the gardens for many years. My absolute favorite time of year is during the holiday season when they show the holiday train exhibit. This is a must see for children and adults a like. During the same visit there is always something going on. If you are fortunate with good weather it's lovely to walk around and... More

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Peaceful walk with friends through the gardens. They change the gardens every year. I remember one year they did Monet's gardens which was amazing. I like to go at least once a year.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Delightful, huge aboretum and gardens. Take the train from Grand Central Station and relax (stops opposite the garden) instead of the fatiguing subway. We skipped the glass houses - no real interest is pending great weather inside a tropical greenhouse - and the admission cost was a lot less. Too late in the year to see much in the "native"... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

These picture perfect pristine grounds are exquisite all year long. You can spend the entire day roaming the 50 gardens. The Discovery Center has a Halloween theme in October that the children will love - a pumpkin paradise with Trick or Treating and scary stuff on Friday evenings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

l visited during fall so the colours were just breathtaking. The layout is great, such that even on busy days, the crowd is quite spread out. I was lucky enough to visit when the Kiku special exhibit was on and it WAS exquisite. The amount of work that has gone into maintaining and improving the gardens is evident. l also... More

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Kiku Garden exhibit was at the Botanical Garden and it was something my daughter suggested that we see. I was all for it. My husband and I went with her, her husband, and my other daughter. The Kiku exhibit was beautiful and most interesting. We also investigated The Haunted Pumpkin Garden, which I'm sure my grandchildren would have loved.... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Always a treat touring the gardens which had a special Japanese garden exhibit. Pristine grounds with beautiful trees, flowers, grasses and plants. Take the tram and learn all about the history of the gardens and the different areas with a variety of plants. The garden shop is fun and the garden cafe serves huge fresh salads that can be shared... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The New York Botanical Gardens are a pleasant 'getaway' if you live in the City and worth a visit. They have some great attractions (earlier this summer I went with my partner for a wine-tasting event). This past weekend when I was there they had a pumpkin attraction for kids and live music playing. They have some beautiful displays, and... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Bronx Botanical Garden (New York Botanical Garden) is reallya gem. Wednesdays in the spring, summer and fall are open green market days. There are orchids shows, and Christmas shows, great nature summer camps, and mini camps for kids during other school holidays. The grounds are amazing. There is ample parking, but admission can be pricey for a family. There... More

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