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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 27 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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49 helpful votes 49 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
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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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Fords, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The botanical garden is an oasis and a sanctuary in the midst of the busy city. The seasonal exhibits and blooms are amazing. In December, the annual train show is amazing. Thomas was the most popular train in the show. They switch the exhibits every year. Easy to get to with public transport and there is some parking in the... More

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Visited with my son on sunny June afternoon. The gardens were at their magnificent best with roses in full bloom in the Rockefeller Rose Garden with a smell redolent of the old fashioned rose types of my youth. The Haupt Conservatory is a must-see. Spectacularly grand with a huge variety of plants from around the world arranged by climate (jungle,... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I made a visit to the NY Botanical Gardens after not going for more than 15 years. WOW! What a difference. So much restoration and so many improvements. The weather was great too. Fresh food in the cafés at reasonable prices. Walk and take the tram. Metro North train from/to Grand Central takes about 20 minutes.

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