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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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Ranked #1 of 25 Attractions in Bronx
Type: Educational Sites, Gardens, 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: Educational Sites, Gardens, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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Bronxville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The New York Botanical Garden is an amazing place in an amazing city. Located in the Bronx along the Bronx River, with easy access by car or commuter train, the NYBG is an educational and scientific institution as well as a public garden. The Enid Haupt Conservatory is a magnificent structure housing a huge display of tropical foliage, special seasonal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The kids enjoyed the trains, we enjoyed the scale buildings. Beautiful show, and the art of making structures just with organic materials is extraordinary. Last year couldn't make it, but this year we did. Highly recommended for a change.

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Stratford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I have been to the Botanical Gardens in the spring for the fantastic orchid show and now for the holiday show which is billed as a train show but is more memorable for the beautiful display of unique miniature/artistic recreations of historical NYC buildings, some which no longer exist. The different seasons offer completely different experiences. The first time I... More 

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Long Island, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It is a good thing I only paid $14 ($20 off-peak day minus a AAA discount) to see this instead of $28 during the holidays or I would have felt extremely ripped off. Yes the buildings are quite lovely and unique (yet I only really recognized a small percentage of them) and there really were no impressive train set ups.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Holiday Show at the Bronx Botanical Gardens is always a hit, we have returned there several times. We went on a January weekday, and had the place to ourselves. Usually it is quite crowded on weekends and from Christmas to New Years. The model trains run over bridges which are models of NYC's bridges, but made out of plants,... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

I visited the holiday train show with my friend. Despite booking online, the queues were long and boring. However, the displays we saw when we entered the glasshouse more than made up for this. The displays were intricate and so detailed. Simply amazing and well complemented by the soft lighting and replica trains. I would highly recommend a visit to... More 

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