We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Second best”

New York Botanical Garden
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
New York Botanical Garden Admission
More Info
and up
The Sightseeing Day Pass New York City
More Info
and up
Bronx Little Italy Culinary Shopping Tour
Ranked #1 of 64 things to do in Bronx
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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).
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Second best”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

It is a nice place to spend an afternoon to get away from the hustle of the city. Its mostly a naturalized area similar to green spaces further north in Westchester. As a "garden", i prefer Brooklyn's. Its much smaller and more formal, yet nevertheless more charming and inviting.

Thank HelmutNJ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,862 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Brooklyn, New York
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Train Show”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

The train show during the holidays is really impressive. It is all beautifully done. The lights, flowers and decor are really unique.

1 Thank Travelor030
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mystic, CT
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“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
Thank Bomoseengirl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
caldwell nj
Level 6 Contributor
236 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“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
1 Thank elitetrav
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
long island,ny
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“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
Thank teddygrams
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed New York Botanical Garden also viewed


Been to New York Botanical Garden? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing