New York Botanical Garden
New York Botanical Garden
4.5
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
About
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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  • Sonja C
    404 contributions
    Beautiful Orchids
    Visited the Orchid show last week and it is absolutely beautiful! We arrived around 12noon the main parking lot was already full so everyone was directed across the street to park in the lot for Fordham University. Parking is $22. Then there is a line to get in and it was mobbed! But once in and you see all the amazing orchids you forget about the crowd.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 6 April 2023
  • Kathy L
    Yonkers, New York174 contributions
    Beautiful Respite
    The New York Botanical Garden is a stunning respite in the midst of a chaotic city. The membership is well worth it as you can not only go there any day, but it's tax deductible. The well-kept grounds are beautiful and accessible for a short walk, a day of exploring, or a hike on the trails. As a member, you can sit and read a book in a quiet corner outdoors on a beautiful day, or enjoy the garden's offerings of seasonal flowers. I encourage every local, from the boroughs or beyond, to join the NYBG for their own peace and joy!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 September 2023
  • mel b
    216 contributions
    Worth the trip
    The garden and buildings are lit up beautifully for Christmas. The train show is spectacular, an ode to everything great in New York. Definitely worth the trip. Food and drink available for a price and there is plenty of parking on southern boulevard right in front.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 December 2023
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Arlinda78
Williston, ND47 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
We were there for the Holiday Train Show and it was such an interesting and beautiful experience!
I am very happy we chose to add it to our trip adventures!
I certainly would go again if I am every in the area!
Written 1 February 2024
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Jessi I
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
We paid extra for Glow and gave NYBG a prime evening slot in order to see the lights. I was so disappointed, there were only a few random displays spread out. Glow is not worth it at all. On the other hand the trains were delightful, but they are open all day and cost less. No need to go after dark for Glow, nor to pay for it. 

We've seen better lights in a town of 15,000, and visited Atlanta's Botanical Garden last year for a magical holiday light show.  Not sure what is up with NYBG but Glow was a huge bust for us.
Written 30 December 2023
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GoPlaces782740
8 contributions
Positives: the model train displays are fantastic. Very photo-worthy! Lots of detail in the displays.
Biggest negative: when you buy your ticket online and download it, to my knowledge, NOWHERE on it does it tell you that must go to a ticket kiosk and show them the barcode to get a PAPER ticket…paper! So after trekking to the beginning of the entry line, we find this fact out (paper ticket needed) and practically had to run to the kiosk. Two workers—neither really knew how to do this! That’s why they are there! Finally, a manager was located and she showed the undertrained workers how to do their job.
Other negative: how is such a beautiful jewel of a park/garden NOT decorated, even a little, for the season? Disappointed in that.
Written 27 December 2023
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mel b
New York, New York, United States216 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
The garden and buildings are lit up beautifully for Christmas.
The train show is spectacular, an ode to everything great in New York.
Definitely worth the trip. Food and drink available for a price and there is plenty of parking on southern boulevard right in front.
Written 20 December 2023
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Barbara G
3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Total bust, very few lights on display, we were very disappointed. Not worth travelling to the Bronx to see the "glow".
Written 8 December 2023
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Kathy L
Yonkers, NY174 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
The New York Botanical Garden is a stunning respite in the midst of a chaotic city. The membership is well worth it as you can not only go there any day, but it's tax deductible. The well-kept grounds are beautiful and accessible for a short walk, a day of exploring, or a hike on the trails. As a member, you can sit and read a book in a quiet corner outdoors on a beautiful day, or enjoy the garden's offerings of seasonal flowers. I encourage every local, from the boroughs or beyond, to join the NYBG for their own peace and joy!
Written 28 September 2023
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Stew
United Kingdom19 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
What a lovely place - a real tranquil setting away from the hustle/bustle of the city.

Lovely grounds, great trees/shrubs and plenty of wildlife around - extremely peaceful.

We saw blue jays & a humming bird, both of which we don’t get back in the UK.

We took the metro from Grand Central Station, which required a change to a bus in the Bronx, when in fact the train (only a few dollars more expensive) was far quicker and arrives opposite the side entrance to the gardens.

Would come back again when next in New York.
Written 16 September 2023
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Mjmjam
Lyme, CT49 contributions
Aug 2023
Not as kid friendly as I hoped. We took grandchildren, ages 7 & 4. They didn’t find enough to interest them, even in the children’s garden. We were hoping to find more experiences like those at Longwood Gardens in Chester County, PA. There they have a beautiful and interactive children’s garden with water features, treehouses to explore, and interesting topiary…just to name a few of the features that the kids loved.
Written 8 August 2023
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mammahearts4
Brookhaven, NY53 contributions
My husband and I went for our anniversary. We spent several hours here. Gorgeous grounds, be prepared to walk dress comfortably. Want to come back in the fall.
Written 21 July 2023
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Happado
Greenwich, CT213 contributions
We went on a lark and ended up planning our next visit before we left.

This is a serene and picturesque oasis in NYC. The fields were immaculate for groomed and the forests accessible yet wild. The variety of plant life is remarkable. There is something here for everyone.

If you are visiting, go. If live in NYC, go. It is a magical place.

A word on parking. It was a bit confusing to find a spot, so I would recommend checking out their website before you go to figure that out. There is a train station right there, so going by train might be a better option.
Written 18 June 2023
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New York Botanical Garden admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost €32.49, while a popular guided tour starts around €73.32 per person.



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