New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx: Hours, Address, New York Botanical Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

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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scouternurse
Rochester, NY29 contributions
always fun year round
Jun 2021
Please do not hesitate to come and visit here at any time of the year; when the outside isn't the most pleasing, there are indoor places to see; and so on....a nice cafe; wonderful gift shop too!
Written 16 July 2021
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Sibylla O
Geneva, IL119 contributions
A must see if you are in New York
Jul 2021
Beautiful garden, take a walk and enjoy the lovely art works. Unfortunately tickets for the inside were already taken, but the outside is wonderful especially the waterfalls, and the rose garden.
Written 16 July 2021
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Barbara
New York City, NY126 contributions
Beautiful Gardens!
Jul 2021
The NY Botanical Gardens is very large so there is always something new to see especially with each new season. The current KUSAMA Cosmic Nature exhibition is really interesting.
Written 9 July 2021
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Jemlnlx
Bronx, NY3,663 contributions
A must see for visitors and locals alike!
Jun 2021
I have visited the Garden before earlier in the Spring and later in the fall, but going late Spring/early Summer is by far the best time to go. Everything is in full bloom. The colors are simply amazing at that time. The garden is massive lots lots of sections and areas to explore. The cheapest "Grounds Only" passes ($25 adults/$12 children) are more than enough to make a half-day trip. You can also get a free grounds only pass by signing up for the NYC Culture Pass which is linked the NYCID and Library. If you want to explore the indoor areas (conservatories) and special exhibits, the tickets are more ($35 adult/$15 children). You get a few dollars off for being an NYC resident. You can also become a members, which grants you unlimited access throughout the year. Memberships start at $90 for an individual membership. There are a few eating options throughout the garden, ranging from a casual cafe to nicer sit-down places. In case you want to bring your own food, there are lots of benches and outdoor seating around the garden. Bathrooms are clean and well kept. The entire garden is very well kept...with workers/maintenance crews working non-stop around every corner. The NYGB store is top notch....very big with lots to purchased from postcards to little trinkets to gardening tools to plants. They have a wonderful selection of both indoor and outdoor plants are reasonable prices. The parking lot I believe is about $20 but there is lots of street parking along Southern Blvd. on the west side of the garden if you get there early enough. Maybe around 10-11 am ish. I believe alternate side parking is Monday and Thursday there, from 8:30-10 am. That day, I visited a bit later in the day around 1 pm and was able to find a spot there, but further away from the entrance. Overall the NYBG is a wonderful place to visit, especially in the late Spring/early Summer. I would highly recommend it to both visitors and local New Yorkers!
Written 17 June 2021
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MDS
4 contributions
June is a perfect time
Jun 2021
We are members and it is worth it... Free admissions + some free
parking.. and you are doing good. Don't have to wait for special exhibits altho' the Train Show and the Orchid Show are special.
Written 11 June 2021
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Niko S
8 contributions
BEAUTIFUL GARDENS BUT BEWARE GETTING THERE
Jun 2021
Although NY Botanical Gardens is quite beautiful, the streets around it are extremely dangerous. I say this because crossing the street to get to the Gardens is a nightmare and an ordeal. Specifically, on the intersection of Bedford Park Blvd and Webster Avenue cars do not stop for pedestrians and it's a challenge to cross the street. Cars trying to make a left or right turn on the intersection ignore pedestrians trying to cross and sometimes don't come to a complete stop, and as a result pedestrians sometimes have to dodge cars or cross as fast as possible in order to avoid being hit by a car. On top of that, there are NO police cameras on this very dangerous intersection which is one block from the Gardens - Bedford Park Blvd and Webster Avenue. I know this is a review solely for the Gardens, but we must also take into consideration the safety of the customer outside to get there, which is paramount importance.
Written 10 June 2021
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MILOUW
New York City, NY1,169 contributions
Kusama exhibit
Jun 2021
Fairly limited yet pleasant exhibition of Kusama works.
As to the Botanical Garden :
Given its expanse more restrooms should be installed.
Parking facilities are inadequate and easily overwhelmed.
Labeling of trees much too small and hardly legible.
Wearing of masks still required but sporadically observed.
The site is impressive and includes a portion of the Bronx river.
Good maps are provided.
Written 4 June 2021
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Matthew R
1 contribution
Tram please
May 2021 • Family
We paid a fortune and were asked to pay more to ride the tram around! Not fair and too expensive for flowers
Written 30 May 2021
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plara2908
Fort Lauderdale, FL19 contributions
Beautiful Garden
May 2021
Beautiful place to visit, enjoy the nature, see beautiful flowers, breath pure air and much more. A place to spend time with the family including kids of all ages. Highly recommended visiting while in NYC.
Written 12 May 2021
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Lawrence O
Edgewater, NJ1,831 contributions
Lots of Dots
Apr 2021
My and I are members go the NYBG and went to the preview of the new Yayoi Kusama installation . The day was spectacular. The sun was shining for most of the day. The cherry trees were at full bloom and the Kusama installation was exciting and perfectly paired with the beauty of the NYBG. It was a very nice 3 hour stroll through the park with the bonus of seeing art from one of the greatest living artists of our time.
Make sure you get a full entry ticket to see the indoor installations
Written 11 April 2021
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