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“Hula Dancers + The Corpse Flower”

New York Botanical Garden
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Ranked #1 of 68 things to do in Bronx
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a magnificent oasis! The NYBG is serene, beautiful and well worth any effort it might take to get there. We were greeted by a sweet and lovely Hula performance that was part of the Georgia O'Keefe Hawaii exhibit. Inside the conservatory, we got to see the three-foot high Corpse Flower blossom -- which opened just days after our visit. After winding through the array of Hawaiian plants and flowers, we exited to see the lily and lotus pond -- which happened to be occupied, not only by these lovely blooms, but also by a mama Mallard and her 4 ducklings, which scrambled over the lily pads and paddled all around the perimeter of the pool. Then a light lunch at the Pine Tree Cafe, a brief visit to the excellent shop, and a leisurely meander through the O'Keefe paintings. A truly delightful day!!

Thank JAWasmer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to see the Georgia O'Keefe exhibit and we were not disappointed. Very interesting. The original artwork is on loan from various galleries and private owners. The short video narrated by Sigourney Weaver is informative as well as the display in the library explaining about the various plants native to Hawaii. The beautiful plants in the Conservatory are breathtaking, and it boggles my mind how the entire Botanical Garden is kept in such pristine condition, both inside the Conservatory and the beautiful grounds. Great selection of food at the Pine Tree Cafe, though it is pricey. This is truly a special place.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A perfect setting for the art of Georgia O'Keeffe's Hawaiian paintings. Also attended the Dale Chihuly 's large scale exotic glass sculptures set among the gardens. A wonderful visual experience.

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 look for street parking. All pass entry required for rock garden, and a minimum of other exhibits, but inexpensive grounds pass gets you into most areas. Check before you go, to see if there are special exhibits you are willing to pay the upcharge for, or, if you are a lover of gardens, get the all access and don't miss the rock garden.

Thank Sue M
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 to find from the train station and you go over an overpass. Beautiful gardens covering a great amount of area. Took the suggested stop and enjoyed walking through the blooming cherry trees, lilacs, and peonies. Only got to see azaleas from a distance since I had only a couple hours and didn't count on having a time finding the place would be a little harder than I thought which ate up time.

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