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New York Botanical Garden

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Address: 2900 Southern Blvd, NY 10458
Phone Number: +1 718-817-8700
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Walking
Description: Located in the Bronx, the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden is a...
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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The New York Botanical Garden is a really nice place to visit if you like botany. There are a lot of different kinds of plants. I recommend visiting in the summer, but spring and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The New York Botanical Garden is a really nice place to visit if you like botany. There are a lot of different kinds of plants. I recommend visiting in the summer, but spring and fall are also pleasant. Read about it in the tour book before your visit to get maximum enjoyment.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I have been to many botanical gardens and arboretums. The New York Botanical Garden could be so much better. Everything from parking, handicap issues, plantings and trails could be improved. I hope they spend some of the money they collect to address these issues.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice place and friendly environment for the entire family. The orchids exhibition is an excellent experience for people who enjoy nature.

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Kenwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Beautifully laid out and tended gardens to wander through along shaded paths, and conservatories for the exotics. We went for a special exhibit of Frida Kahlo's 'Casa Azul' and stayed for a late lunch. It was excellent! Easy to get to by car, and possibly by train if you know the system. A soothing oasis just outside Manhattan.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We made a trip from Mid-Town Manhattan to the Bronx to visit the Botanical Garden. The subway stops a few blocks away and Metro North has a stop adjacent to the Garden. The Garden had a small Frieda Kahlo exhibit underway. We are fans of Kahlo and decided to see it while visiting. The Garden also cleverly recreated Frieda's garden... More 

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White Plains, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Large varied gardens. Usually some art or other type of exhibit indoors. A beautiful place to spend a leisurely walking nice day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

People go for the beauty - but they are shortchanging themselves. Undoubtedly it is a beautiful place. However, it is the science of botany that is most appealing to me. The plant research that goes on there is amazing. Yes - go for the beauty - but don't miss a chance to learn.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There was so much hype all over mass transit in NYC for this event so we decided to go. Mistake. The gardens are lovely but painting a few walls of the Conservatory blue does not a "Casa Azul" make. The flowers on display were not so much a replica of the Casa Azul as just a display of tropical foliage.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Always something to look at. Continuing special events. Bonsai exhibit is the best. There is miniature maple trees that look like giant maples but are a foot or two high. Amazing!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Plastered adverts on Metro North trains for the last month and open till November, the Frida Kahlo exhibit was poorly thought out and hardly worth the trip. She had many,. many, more paintings then the smattering offered. Why was there less than 12 paintings? I can tell you why.....it's because they couldn't fit 13 paintings inside the tiny 25 x... More 

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Additional Information about New York Botanical Garden

Address: 2900 Southern Blvd, NY 10458
Phone Number: +1 718-817-8700
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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