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New York Botanical Garden

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
New York Botanical Garden Admission
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New York Botanical Garden Admission
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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...more
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2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458-5153
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The winter/holiday display of model NYC buildings, bridges and trains is spectacular. What a great way to spend a few hours. Both indoor and outdoor exhibits are interesting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Geno1015
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

a great place to become one with nature and your love one. the ambiance is quite relax and secure. you can enjoy a good wine and spend time in one of their climate control habitats

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Been here many times and always leave wishing I had spent more time. Great place to just walk around, enjoy all kinds of plants and flowers. A real mecca for macro photography as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 913robertf
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went for the Train Show, where dozens of New York buildings are built out of plants, with model trains running among them. This is not just for kids!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert W
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Chistmas show with their trains and hand built ornaments are what's great in December. But through every season there is something worthy of a vist to the New York Botanical Garden. I've been there countless times through the years and always find it one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gary E
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to the Gardens for the first time for the Daffodil and Wine event. Parking was very easy, as the garage is right across the street. The wine and food stands were all situated in front of a beautiful building, where live music played. The...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We totally enjoyed our visit to the holiday train show. We went on members day and saw the show the day before it officially opened. The show was great in so many ways. It featured famous buildings around NYC. Each building had intricate details made...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GloriaH119
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time and we were completely bowled over by the quality and extent of the show. It is a must just not for model train lovers but for all. Many New York landmarks are painstakingly and beautifully created using "green" materials. Model...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to a special event hosted by the NY Botanical Garden called the Bar Car Night. It was an evening event where you could get a drink and see the famous Train Show. You have to be 21 years of age or older so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cas250
Reviewed 1 week ago

The holiday Train Show at the Bronx Botanical Garden is a wonderful experience! Not only for all types of trains and bridges you can find but for all the fantastic NYC landmarks that these incredible artists build with elements of nature. You can find buildings...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Rita L
November 15, 2018|
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Response from eagle32016 | Reviewed this property |
Right in front of the station, 1 minute walk.
August 22, 2018|
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Response from Steve S | Reviewed this property |
I honestly can’t tell you how crowded it is on a Saturday/weekend. I usually go during the week, at those times it’s not crowded at all.
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2 Part Question: Metro North vs subway & Which zoo is best? (21 Replies)
Hi All, Believe it or not I have a question that is not cocktail related!! Question #1: I'd like to go to the Queens Museum and the New York Botanical Garden . When I read directions on how to get to each place, they both list a subway or recommend Metro North. What is Metro North, where would you catch it, and would you recommend it over the subway? Question #2: Any thoughts on which zoo is better to visit in the winter - Bronx or Prospect Park? Is one closer to a subway stop than the...More
December 03, 2006|
Response fromnywhiz|
Metro North is the commuter train (not a subway) that goes from Grand Central Station and services areas north of Manhattan (like Westchester and Ct). I find it hard to understand that there would be metro north service to the Queens Museum which is east of the city. I think that must be serviced by the Long Island Railroad, another commuter train that goes from Penn Station. The NY Botanic Gardens are in the Bronx and Metro North I think would be better than the subway. Can't help on...More
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Botanical Gardens (6 Replies)
I am considering going to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Was wondering if anyone had any feedback to what it is like in winter compared to when it is all green? I've searched and there isn't really much about it outside of the Christmas train show. Not very popular? Also, website says to take Metro North to get to the gardens from GCS. This is different from the regular subway? Thanks for any comments! ~In town March 4th to the 10th.
February 22, 2009|
Response fromFrancis S|
Metro North isn't a subway at all, but is instead a suburban commuter railroad. It is a remnant of a portion of the old New York Central railroad, which is why it goes to GCT (and notice that is a T, not an S: it is Grand Central TERMINAL, not Grand Central "Station".) Botanical Garden is a stop on MetroNorth's Harlem Line.
Chinara A
New York Botanical Garden and Bronx Zoo (13 Replies)
Hello, Is it possible to visit NY Botanical Gardens and Bronx zoo in one day?
June 17, 2018|
Response fromAynat62|
They're both huge. It'd be a lot of running around. I'd choose one or the other, personally.