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New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458-5153
+1 718-817-8700
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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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2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458-5153
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"holiday train show"
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"chihuly exhibit"
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"grand central station"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Acres of woodland, native meadow and wetland. Also lovely traditional gardens, particularly beautiful rock garden. Easy to spend a day, or just a walk in the woods for an hour or so, to escape the city buzz. Parking is $20. so take the subway or...More

Thank Sue M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed resting my feet on the tram ride since it is acres of property to see. I took the train to the bronx and then back to the city in May 2018 one afternoon. I had to ask for directions twice since it is difficult...More

Thank mariedesjardins
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Gorgeous display of plants, flowers etc. Was a very hot day. All we could do was the indoor main conservatory and the tram. We got off the tram to see the beautiful roses in bloom. Could easily spend a day there and more. Wish we...More

Thank Chantal G
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s a lot of walking but it’s worth it, the Rose Garden is amazing, there is a lot of trails that take you to different attractions, love a mini water fall, surrounded by many plants from different places, you can take the tramp but is...More

Thank GeoGonza
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This garden features 250 acres, with a wide variety of exhibits. Flowers, trees, other vegetation typical of numerous climate areas are cultivated and on display here - some on the vast grounds, some in their atrium. If Gardens and plants are your thing, this place...More

Thank ChesapeakeSkipper
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Every year the NY Botanical Garden organizes special exhibits which are real treasures. This year one was an orchid show which was spectacular. The exhibits range from small individual plants to massing of blossoms that are very impactful. I went to my first orchid show...More

Thank ritasueNewYorkCity
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I spent a wonder time with a friend of mine at the NY Botanical Gardens yesterday. We got to see the wonderful library where the paintings and letters are on display. The conservatory had a great display of Hawaiian flora that complemented the O'keefe tropical...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the metro to the west side of the Bronx. Enjoy a walk in the Bronx ending at Botanical garden. Start with getting an overview of the garden by taking the little train. (no extra cost, it is included in the price of your entrance...More

Thank sonja p
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After hitting all of the NYC tourist spots, it was relaxing to spend a day at the NYBG. Covering a large area with changing topography, the NYBG thoughtfully provides a tram to move visitors among sites. The rose garden and conservatory were especially note-worthy, and...More

Thank Dave J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenic. Tranquil. Nice for a good nature walk. Sat with the kids in the grass and enjoyed lunch during a recent field trip. Nice place to spend a lazy day.

Thank D W
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Jean S
19 April 2018|
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Response from Patricia V | Reviewed this property |
Mother's Day weekend is historically he best time in our area. With the effects of global warming, it might be a little earlier.
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ajrbjr615
1 March 2018|
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Response from NYBG | Property representative |
You can see the show anytime during Garden hours from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
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Jamie C
14 January 2018|
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Response from Brian K | Reviewed this property |
The entire garden is open before and after the special shows, and is remarkable.
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