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New York Botanical Garden

Address: 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458
Phone Number: +1 718-817-8700
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Type: Gardens, Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Located in the Bronx, the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden is a...
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Type: Gardens, Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Long overdue this is one of my favorites places to visit multiple times. I've visited in june and october and will visit again in the spring. My summer visit you experience the lush greens, beautiful weather and plentiful vegetable gardens. In october although the growing season had passed but there was an amazing japanese flower exhibits and seasonal gardens. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is a must see with yourself, children of all ages, and grandchildren. The trains are amazing, the buildings and scenery have been made to resemble the cities finest architectual designs. I was completely satisfied with everything about this day. Although, just a visit in general is a beautiful thing to see, the holiday show was magical. Very child friendly... More 

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is beautiful, centrally located, and has events for every member of the family. My favorite events in the last few years are the Orchid Show and the Jazz concerts in the summer. Both very reasonably priced and wonderful events. These were adult outings for my DH and would not be appropriate for children. Thankfully, there are plenty of activities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice calm place to spend with the family. I was there to do a pregnancy photoshoot and the sights arr awesome. Great for any kind of event, wedding, family you name it. My favorite dates are spring and fall since there is a lot of colors there.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The famous train show is held here in the holiday season (december). That is a must see event if your are in the city at that time. you see all the landmarks of NY and they are made only using materials from the nature.

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

you will forget you are in the Bronx while here at the gardens, flowers cannot be beat, Tram ride is totally entertaining and teaches you so much. walking exercise, well this place is hard to beat, not unlike the Zoo. great shop in the garden too. good places for lunch as well. great day at the Garden and not too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Before I moved to Florida in 2008 this was 1 of the places that I have had pleasure of visiting. The dtaff was very nice, The sights of plant life and flowers were beautiful, Perfect place for picture taking or selfies lol, Relaxing and Calming environment.

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Monsey, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We were waiting to visit the Botanical gardens for a long time, since the website seemed so tempting, and we heard lots of nice things about it. When we arrived, we were happy with the convenient parking down the street. The Gardens were well maintained and the atmosphere was calm and leisurely. We expected the gardens to be manicured with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

It was nice but really overcrowded. You dont need much time in there. I was able to see it in 1 hour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We went for the Holiday Train Show which found to be unique and so very creative. The detail and construction were amazing, and the settings among the foliage just great. Don't miss the artist's tent toward the end, with Worlds Fair exhibits. There were no crowds on a Tuesday afternoon near the end of the show's run. The parking at... More 

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