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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 30 Attractions in Bronx
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We loved the Botanical Gardens. They are very much underrated as a tourist destination but so worth the trip out there. The Metro- North train station stops just outside the gardens so they're very easy to reach from Grand Central Terminal. Absolutely beautiful gardens and it's worth paying the extra for the 'All-gardens access' just to visit the conservatory -... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I do not support zoos by and large, especially those in countries that do not respect nor understand our (human) responsibility towards our fellow living beings, where the debate of whether animals other than us have souls or emotions is irrelevant. More relevant is if they suffer if mistreated, we all know the answer. The measure of a nation's civility... More

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Well let me start off its a great summertime activity and I used to go very often in Aug, Sept. Months...it's such a experience to walk around and plant and people watch and lots of interesting things going on! Picnics or lunch in the shops it's all up to you! Make a long day that's wonderful! Lots of history also!

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were in the city for only a couple of hours and decided to go to the Garden. All we wanted to do was WALK because we'd been cooped up in the office all week. Great choice! There are actually a couple of hiking trails, with water falls and water views. We ended up walking about 5 miles (per my... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Diverse permanent displays of flowers, old growth forest, seasonal special exhibits (roses, azaleas, chrysanthemums, among others), children's programs, wonderful glass house featuring plants from major growing zones--a most complete garden. This is not a show garden, but an educational and research institution with much beauty. Some childrens programs and a tram make it visitor-friendly.

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New Rochelle, New York
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I was tempted to not go to this Garden because I thought I was going to be bored to death but my parents were here visiting and I wanted to take them. Im glad I did. The place is within 15 minutes from Westchester NY were I live so it was very easy for the GPS to find. We went... More

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Pearl River, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went on kind of drizzly day during the week and the crowd was sparse. This made it all the more special. A lot to take in and so much to enjoy. Loved the Rose Garden but really appreciated the Haupt Conservatory. Even the Garden Café provided a wonderful, if not somewhat pricey, lunch. Great day of relaxing with the... More

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Rye, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The area cannot be explored in one day but must be visited in every season to appreciate what an outstanding attraction this is. Taking the tram ride gives you an over view and it is one way for you to choose a place to explore. The walk by the old mill gives you a feeling if stepping back in time.... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Reminded me of Central Park with a lot more trees and flowers. There are special themed gardens to visit on the property and if you visit on a Wednesday admission is whatever you donate. It takes all day to see it all. Fairly easy to get to by subway and bus transfer or Long Island RR stops at the front... More

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Feasterville, Pennsylvania
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Just a short train ride from Grand Central Station is an oasis of nature. Inspired by the Royal Gardens of London the NY Bontanical Garden has multiple areas, each with it's own type of plants, trees and shrubs. There are many different exhibits, some permanent some temporary, so you are sure to find something of interest for everyone in your... More

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