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“Holiday Train Exhibit”

New York Botanical Garden
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$20.00*
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New York Botanical Garden Admission
Ranked #1 of 61 things to do in Bronx
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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.
Mystic, CT
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“Holiday Train Exhibit”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

The buildings, all made out of organic material, were amazing!!!! There were models of some of the oldest buidning in the New York area to all of the hallmark buildings; i.e. Yankee Stadium, the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, NY Public Library etc. The trains were just ok but the buildings a MUST SEE!!

Visited December 2011
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“Go see the Monet's Garden exhibit in the final fall pallete”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

The exhibit ends in a couple of weeks at the Bronx Botanical Garden, but go see Monet's Garden. It is beautifully done, especially the lilly pond which is most impressive. In addition you will see two paintings in the library, never before shown together. Quite nice- I loved the Iris painting. The phtography exhibit of Giverny is beautiful too. A nice few hours to enjoy this exhibit and the beautiful grounds that surround it- enjoy the tram ride around the garden to see the different areas within the vast area- Rose garden, children's garden, library- hop off, hop on service makes it really nice to explore areas you want to see up close. Nice cafe and gift shop too. A delighful day out.

Visited October 2012
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long island,ny
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“Beautiful Oasis”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

As a new yorker, I neglect to review the wonderful opportunities I take for granted here in new york city. The NYBG is beautiful in every season, with changing exhibits in a lovely, setting of trees, rocks, and rolling hills. Tday we enjoyed the exhibit, "Monet's garden", plants, waterlily ponds, paintings and photographs, all with the beautiful and historic buildings on the grounds of the gardens. This overlapped with an outdoor sculpture exhibits .If you are in NYC during the holiday season, don't miss the train show! Even if you don't have children. The NYBG website is full of info. and very helpful.

Visited October 2012
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“A fabulous place for elderly or disabled”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

We have been fortunate to see the NYBG through the seasonal changes and various exhibits. Each is spectacular in it's own way. But I think that the most rewarding time is when I can take my elderly parents there and know that they will have a wonderful time. So I wanted to share some information others may not know so perhaps you can take your parents or grandparents to enjoy this wonderful place.

The staff at the NYBG is EXCEPTIONAL. Not only are they friendly and knowledgeable, they are always willing to provide assistance. Either in person or just a phone call away.

Wheelchairs are easily borrowed at the main entrance. If you find you need a wheelchair while in the garden, just call guest services on your cell phone and someone will bring you one. You can also call them when you need help with an elevator or get lost. It's amazing how quickly someone comes to your aid. There is a ramp to get into the conservatory. The trolley is equiped with a ramp that easily accomodates wheelchairs and the attendants help you on and off - you get seated ahead of everyone else on the line.

It's a great experience for those that can not always make it out on their own.

Visited September 2012
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“Stunning in any season”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Visit in the spring, and again in the summer, and yet again in the fall. The beauty of these gardens is always changing.

Facilities are meticulously kept. The cafes serve a great lunch, too! Plan to spend at least 4 hours here if you want to see everything.

Visited September 2012
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