New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx: Hours, Address, New York Botanical Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

New York Botanical Garden
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Located in the Bronx, just 20 minutes from Midtown Manhattan via Metro North Railroad, the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden is a showplace of nature in every season of the year and a must-see destination for NYC visitors. 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). NYBG is the perfect excursion for visitors looking to experience the natural beauty of New York City.
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT1,616 contributions
We decided to wander through here one (very hot) day, and it was such a nice and relaxing escape from the heat and humidity. We absolutely loved the Kusama: Cosmic Nature exhibit, it was beautiful and whimsical. The Forest Bathing exhibit was very meditative. Their permanent gardens/exhibits are also wonderful, and have a wide range of options, including perennials, seasonals, water lilies, azaleas, conifers, and forests. It's a calm, green way to spend a day, and is a stark contrast to the concrete bustle of the rest of the city. There are also educational opportunities on everything boticanal-related, including ecology and healthy eating. They recommend purchasing timed tickets to encourage physical distancing, and there's a parking garage nearby. Tickets are on the pricier side, but absolutely worth it.
Written August 12, 2021
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c_estrellaroca
Oceanside, CA395 contributions
Solo
I have been to New York City many times and made a point on this trip to do something I’ve never done before. The New York botanical Gardens was that activity. I thoroughly enjoyed the park the plants and even the Kusama exhibit. I initially bought a ticket online and realized it was for the wrong day and although the site says no refunds I was able to purchase a ticket for the correct day and have my original ticket refunded back to me. I was able to get to the botanical gardens using public transportation which in my opinion is a must because driving in New York City is a scary prospect for me. If you’re ever in the Bronx I would recommend a trip to the New York botanical gardens.
Written November 27, 2021
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Mary K
Brightwaters, NY119 contributions
Friends
This was an unexpected joy for a weekend in the city. The Boxcar Night was a fun filled night featuring a wide variety of experiences. We had already dined in Little Italy, so we weren’t interested in the food vendors, but everything looked and smelled delicious. Foods featured were chicken on a stick yo make your own s’mores at the fire pit. The bar had a nice selection of beer wine and cocktails. The ice sculpting was just beginning at 7pm when we arrived but we checked on the progress throughout the evening. Performers were wandering about the gardens juggling illuminated pins and spinning lighted hoola hoops. The train show was phenomenal with replicas of buildings throughout the 5 boroughs and various NYC bridges above with trains running on them. The dueling piano players were lively and entertaining.
Written January 5, 2020
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Companion436142
Marrakech, Morocco1 contribution
Friends
Drove in from NJ to see NYBG Glow with friends. Bought 6 tickets at $30 AND paid $20 parking for two cars- only to be disappointed. Thought it would be fun to see some great creative light displays with the music we read about, but there wasn’t much to see. we walked the garden loop lit by fun snowflake balls with two side garden walks through a lit ball garden with a steel drum duo and the other a giant gazebo. Only to then walk a partially lit path to the ice sculpture - nice but not too exciting -and then came upon one single hip hop dancer performing to the dance of the sugar plum fairies. Then we were at the front gate again. Nothing truly unique or inspiring throughout the walk, and certainly NOT worth the admission fee or parking. Wasn’t expecting crazy light displays like you see in some neighborhoods, but something with pizazz or interesting light effects were expected, not just lit paths and colored up lights on buildings. In total, with a bathroom stop, we were there 35 minutes. Didn’t see a point in standing in the cold line for over priced hot chocolate at the end. 😔
Written January 8, 2021
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Catz M
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So I have read many of the reviews of this year's orchid show and to be honest, I am not sure if this was their first visit to this show? I have been to many over the years and became a member on the back of one of their most magnificent displays. However, this year was a total disappointment. My friend and I spent just 37 minutes there. The flowers themselves are stunning but it was missing the large displays of flowers. The cascading archways of previous years. The flowers interspersed with other plants and flowers all too sparse and apart from the opening display and the one covered arch the highlight of our trip was the illuminated tunnel. Now that really was fantastic! Take a picture and see! We came away totally disillusioned for what had become a great spectacle to see. If you have never seen it before then you have nothing to compare it with but as a member, it didn't cost me anything but if I had to pay $23.00 entrance fee and $20.00 to park I would certainly have thought I didn't get my monies worth!
Written February 28, 2020
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Inspiration87730
1 contribution
Friends
Was excited after Covid to get back to the NYBG to see the orchid show but I have to be honest, it was a huge disappointment. It was a very small exhibit and a sparse amount of orchids. I’ve been before and usually it’s an explosion of beautiful orchids displayed in creative and interesting ways. But not this year. In addition, they really should reconsider their pricing. We paid $30 for our tickets and $20 to park the car (not to mention tolls to get there). It makes it financially difficult for families with children as well as those on a fixed income to be able to afford to visit. They offer a meager discount of $2 for students and seniors. It’s shameful actually.
Written March 20, 2022
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The Mills Twins
Wrexham, UK423 contributions
Friends
Autumnal scenes throughout the grounds. This not the best time to visit the outdoor areas of the park but the woodland does look beautiful in the sunset light. We went into the conservatory and explored the train exhibit which was just the coolest thing. Very detailed plant based models of new York sights. And the temperature controlled areas were stunning regardless, the palm house a personal favourite. The gift shop is chock full of surprises and the coffee shop café was really good despite the high prices. Nice!
Written November 28, 2021
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KillerRabbit
Riverdale, NY300 contributions
Mainly an arboretum, not a lotta plants or flowers unless you pay extra and they're indoors. What kinda garden is that? As nutty as the movie Adaptation.

Most fun is getting lost in the forest, the waterfall and river, the conifers, maples. Rock garden rocks!! Native plants garden has nice man made waterfall, dragonflies, orchids, and much more! Ladies' border and herb garden didn't disappoint! Tobacco is included!

I never promised you a decent rose garden, and this one sure sucked. During its "bloom", it was withered, not much variety, and sections of just grass. My local deli has way more, better, and more colorful roses, including rainbows. Peggy is pissed!

Note that there is NO milling inside the stone mill. There are NO daffodils on the hill, just dried out grass. NO sugar magnolias. No spices or sagebrush on the sagebrush trail. NO tulips on tulip tree lane. (tulips don't grow on trees) Lots of false advertising.

One of the funnest places in the Bronx, and surrounded by food, fun, adventures, and Dunkin!
Written July 1, 2022
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Julie S
New York City, NY279 contributions
How fun it was to go see NYBG Glow, open until January 9. Last night there was a steel drum band playng Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, an ice carver, a big outdoor fire pit and lots of gorgeous lights and colors. If you're a member, you also can tour the famous train show in an almost empty Conservatory. This is a festive and cheerful way to celebrate the holiday and so joyful.
Written December 19, 2020
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SuzyQ
85 contributions
Couples
Orchid show is fantastic. If you’re a flower enthusiast or an artist or just love the smell of flowers there is something there for you. The exhibit well controlled so you have time & space to enjoy. The kaleidoscope exhibit at entrance can not be captured in a photo. As always the gardens are great all times of year. Great family teen couple or single event.
Written February 23, 2020
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  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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