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New York Botanical Garden

Address: 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458
Phone Number: +1 718-817-8700
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Ranked #1 of 25 Attractions in Bronx
Type: Educational Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Located in the Bronx, the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden is a...
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Type: Educational Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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rochester,new york
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160 reviews 160 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The special train/ historical building runs Nov-Jan. Bought tickets online. Reservations are every 15 minutes. Go early, as it gets very crowded. Many children and strollers. We went on a weekend. Many landmark homes have been recreated using natural items- leaves, sticks, stones, bark etc. authentic looking models, trains running throught the display. Beautiful trees, plants, orchids surround the buildings.... More 

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We purchased our tickets online for an upcoming trip to NY to visit the Botanical Gardens. As expected, the attraction was crowded at this time of year, but we were admitted promptly at our appointed time. The trains running throughout the exhibit are delightful, but the amazing part of the whole exhibit are the "buildings". The time and skill it... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is a review about the Holiday Train Show and not Botanical Garden itself. You will be assigned for what time show you will attend. You don't have to be punctual with your time as us being punctual made us wait about 30-40min inside the building before we were lead in the Train Show Section. In my honest opinion, this... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Friends took me here as I was visiting Thanksgiving week end. They are members and knew I would enjoy the garden as well as the wonderful trains and wooden buildings of New York (and a few of other cities)all made and designed by Paul Busse with a wonderful display showing the "ingredients" of how they are made. The buildings are... More 

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Orangeburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I visited the Train show at the Garden. It was truly spectacular and not to be missed. If you haven't been there yet, you really should visit--you will not be disappointed.

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Bronx, New York
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I love coming to the Botanical Garden and visiting the greenhouse! I've gone since I was a kid and every time I visit I leave a huge smile on my face! I enjoy walking the grounds and finding small hidden spaces. Once inside you don't even feel that you are in the Bronx and in a very busy intersection at... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Hay, how would you to escape the world of concrete and find beauty and enchantment right beneath your nose. That's right, visit the NYBG any time of the year and you will find an overabundence of natural beauty. Let's say you visit today. You will find a wonderland in the conservatory. NYC landmarks made out of tree branches, nuts, leaves.... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

As stated in other reviews, this is a popular spot in December due to the fantastic indoor model train show. But the place is remarkable in other ways as well. It's a great place to walk around if you are interested in different plant habitats and trees from all over the world. There is a new Native Plant section which... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My husband and my children, ages 12, 11 and nine, visited the Train Show at the Gardens on November 26, 2014. I purchased tickets in advance online, which is imperative. Get a map when you get there. It was sleeting and cold so we had the whole place to ourselves. There are over 200 New York City landmarks made out... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Holiday Train show is a great trip for all ! The children love the trains and adults are awed by the structures develop around trains. Book the earliest time possible. The crowd builds up and line becomes slow and long. Highly recommended as a holiday treat

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