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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 28 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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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

As far as big cities go the NYBG in the Bronx is one of the best kept and worthwhile places to see. If time allows, the Bronx Zoo is close bye.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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98 reviews 98 reviews
48 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We took the family for a couple of hours, but we loved it so much, we ended up spending the whole day. The grounds are gorgeous and easy to traverse using the wide trails. Each area was better than the last one. The children enjoyed it as well and we took lots of pictures. The Conservatory is just as nice... More

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USA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

First off, don't think of planning a trip to the New York Botanical Garden if you have less than 2 hours. It's easily an entire day excursion, and with a cafe (a warning: it's pricey, but the quality is good) in the garden, you really don't have to leave. Like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, visitors can return repeatedly depending... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This garden must be on the list for all horticulturists - it is stunning and large and a great take on a beautiful day.

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

First timer at the NYBG, and as a seasoned plantsman, I found myself enchanted and impressed. Every garden is governed by its seasons, and as such, I caught the tail end of both the Azalea and Lilac gardens. The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory was lovely and fun, managing to capture all areas of interest. One can spot Stanhopea orchids happily... More

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Avalon, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This place is quite vast and would need quite a day to explore.. It is so beautiful though. I wanlked the grounds for about 2 hours with some roommates. We did not see about half of it. We went on a Wednsday, when you could get in for fee, so much of the garden was not open to us. If... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The New York Botanical Garden is a wonderful place. We were in many botanical gardens around the world, and this garden is among the most beautiful ones, if not the most beautiful. The landscaping of the gardens is beautiful. The park has over 50 different gardening areas, waterfalls, wetlands and natural forests. In the center of the area passes the... More

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Sheffield, UK
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92 reviews 92 reviews
74 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you plan to do one non touristy thing during your time in New York, make it a visit here. A pretty straight forward trip by subway & a short walk will take you to the most beautiful gardens you will ever have seen. Spend the day meandering around & be prepared to be astounded by how gorgeous it all... More

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Bronx, New York
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66 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have reviewed the gardens before but felt a need to do so again . Lots more area's have been refurbished as well as new attractions . The Native Plants garden is a must see . As well as the forest which has had it's trails upgraded and widened in order to make them more handicap accessible . The trails... More

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Vestal, NY
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The gardens are lush, well cared for, and easy to get around. We used the tram (included in the price) for part of the day, walked for part of the day, and borrowed a wheelchair when one of us (me) got tired before the energizer bunny I married. A special treat was a musical event...the history of ragtime and jazz... More

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