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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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Visited the Botanical Gardens with a friend last week to enjoy the yearly orchid show. The show was fabulous and making it more exciting was the garden was also being visited by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Visited the Botanical Gardens with a friend last week to enjoy the yearly orchid show. The show was fabulous and making it more exciting was the garden was also being visited by Helen Mirren and Sigourney Weaver that day. Helen Mirren even gave us her gardening tips on raising orchids. It was impossible not to purchase an orchid after that.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The grounds are absolutely magnificent and the annual membership is a bargain. They have a tram which makes it easy to navigate the garden and comfortably drop off and pick you up at each stop. The rose garden is pristinely kept and the atmosphere is the perfect setting to take a date or family member. It definitely makes you feel... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Spend a sunny Spring afternoon on the grounds of the garden and you will be rejuvenated! Cherries, magnolias, daffodils and more greeted our visit. We were also able to take in the Orchid show which was outstanding.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is my first visit to the NYBG. It was the last weekend of the Orchid Chandelier display and it was quite beautiful. Although a bit crowded, you don't feel rushed and can take your time to enjoy the displays and take photos. The NYBG employees are quite helpful in directing you to where you want to go. There were... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A wonderful display of plants, trees, examples of ecology, the New York Botanical Garden is a living museum. Displays are at various stages from stable to active revision. For example the Berenson Ornamental Conifers were stable, but the Lilac Collection was under incredible improvement. This is not a 'one and done' attraction, but worthy of several visits per season. There's... More 

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Paterson, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Some friends that are members invited me recently to come as a guest of theirs & check out the gardens. Admittedly a few years ago perhaps something like a visit here wouldn't have been of any interest to me. I'm not a botanist nor all that into plants per se'. Over the years however, I've learned to be open minded... More 

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Lucca, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

First of all i want to say i'm not a plants expert and i was a little bit skeptic at the beginning.. After having visited it what i can say is that it's been an awesome and super worthwhile idea coming to this botanical garden (one of the biggest and more complete in the world). Full of colors and perfumes,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

More orchids than I have ever seen in one place...absolutely beautiful!!!! The chandeliers were unbelievable...such a delightful respite from an otherwise busy visit to NY. So glad we ventured out of Manhattan.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I took my wife here for an evening of Cocktails amongst the Orchids. A great evening out and cheap (at about $35). If you're going here, its super easy to take the train (Metro North) from Grand Central station. Its 20 minutes and is the 3rd stop, right to the front gate of the Botanic gardens.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Orchid Chandeliers exhibit in the conservatory was stunning. Too early in the season for much else to be blooming, but there's obviously much more to explore in this large garden.

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