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“Beautiful plantings”

New York Botanical Garden
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Ranked #1 of 60 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.
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“Beautiful plantings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Very well organized and managed. Christmas exhibit with trains is fantastic. Took our grandchildren when they were small and they had a blast in the "jungle"

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West Long Branch, New Jersey
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“Great Sunday Afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

It's a great place for a lovely afternoon! Can get crowded at times but worth the subway ride!! It's a bit pricey but you can buy a season pass if you know you may go back again and bring friends.

Visited March 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Free on Wednesdays!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

I went here in the fall during the Monet gardens exhibition, but nearer the end, so things were beginning to die. That being said, the grounds were still very impressive and huge. Walking nonstop quickly from one side to the other takes about half an hour. There is even a river running through it! It's free on Wednesdays.

Visited August 2012
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Greenville, North Carolina
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“To Die For”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Gorgeous gardens, greenhouses and grounds. Very easy to get lost (figuratively) in the 250 acres and the 28 speciality gardens including a conservatory, children's adventure garden and a 40 acre old growth forest. It is one of the premier botanical gardens in the US. Take Metro North out of Grand Central Terminal (Harlem line-blue line) to the Botanical Gardens stop (about 20 mins) or drive on up. Don't forget to stop by the Bronx Zoo down the road. It's awesome. You might need 2 days for both.

Visited September 2012
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“Lovely in Any Season”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

Well worth a trip for anyone who enjoys flowers, trees and more. Watch out for the special exhibits.

Visited April 2012
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