New York Botanical Garden
New York Botanical Garden
4.5
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
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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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HappyWren_2014
San Dimas, CA41 contributions
An impressive and very accesible garden. Great for strollers and wheel chairs. Tram ride will give you an overview. $28 entry fee for seniors, otherwise $30 well spent.
Written 27 August 2022
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tyagi
New York City, NY388 contributions
Every gardener who visits New York should make time to visit this place. In addition to the forests of trees native to the Northeast, there are green houses with displays of tropical plants from around the world.
Written 25 July 2022
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KillerRabbit
Riverdale, NY300 contributions
Mainly an arboretum, not a lotta plants or flowers unless you pay extra and they're indoors. What kinda garden is that? As nutty as the movie Adaptation.

Most fun is getting lost in the forest, the waterfall and river, the conifers, maples. Rock garden rocks!! Native plants garden has nice man made waterfall, dragonflies, orchids, and much more! Ladies' border and herb garden didn't disappoint! Tobacco is included!

I never promised you a decent rose garden, and this one sure sucked. During its "bloom", it was withered, not much variety, and sections of just grass. My local deli has way more, better, and more colorful roses, including rainbows. Peggy is pissed!

Note that there is NO milling inside the stone mill. There are NO daffodils on the hill, just dried out grass. NO sugar magnolias. No spices or sagebrush on the sagebrush trail. NO tulips on tulip tree lane. (tulips don't grow on trees) Lots of false advertising.

One of the funnest places in the Bronx, and surrounded by food, fun, adventures, and Dunkin!
Written 1 July 2022
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Timmi Tillmann
Tübingen, Germany3 contributions
What a pleasure to walk through the garden and the Thain Forest. We took the train from the Man Tram Stop and got out at the Rose Garden. What a treasure of colours and forms, wonderful mosaic with surprising tones and mixtures. We saw the vegetable garden with so many activities going on for the JuneTeenth Holiday or Freedom Day. Music performances, children's creative gardens, cooking sessions. It is one of the most attractive botanical gardens. We loved it and had great coffee at the Pine Tree Café. It also must be gorgeous when the lilacs bloom, or when the cherries are ripe. We will come back to see the changes of the seasons. Nice views also of the Bronx River.
Written 19 June 2022
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CW
New York City, NY586 contributions
An absolutely idyllic respite from the city. Grounds are beautiful no matter the season. The tram takes you all over so you don't have to worry about walking too far. Nice pathways that can take you to speciifc collections like the lilacs and roses. A treasure.
Written 31 May 2022
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Pepperell, MA302 contributions
Beautiful place - very nice visit

The tram ride was excellent, good info and the ability to get on/off as various stops was great.

Well maintained grounds and park
Written 24 May 2022
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Elizabeth
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While the botanical gardens didn't blow my mind, it was still a very lovely way to spend an afternoon and a great escape from the city. We went on the last day of the Orchid display, which was quite impressive and makes the wait in line worth it (it moves fast). I'd like to go back when the roses have bloomed, as I'm sure that exhibit is beautiful. Pro tip: check out the New York Botanical Garden's bloom tracker to see what is blooming.
Written 3 May 2022
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Marshall Maor
36 contributions
I did have fun at the gardens. It's definitely worth money. I can see what beauty this place has to offer.
Written 26 April 2022
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James F
Cranbury, NJ166 contributions
We went for the orchid show, but also toured most of the gardens. This was our second visit. Even though the orchid show itself was pretty crowded, the larger gardens didn't feel busy in the least. We had to wait in line to get into the shop, but once inside, the sense was busy but not bustling. The gardens are spread across rolling hills and are varied in their style (formal through entirely natural). We spent half a day there and explored about half the gardens. Strollers and wheelchairs can access almost all areas as wide asphalt paths dominate, but a few spots have only narrow dirt or gravel tracks.
Written 22 April 2022
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CarolynNYC
New York City, NY114 contributions
The Orchid show, which runs from late Feb- May 1, is definitely worth seeing any year but this year it was especially gorgeous. I went with my dad when it opened (covid masks--ugh--steamed glasses---ugh) in the humid conservatory/glass house. But still memorable. Not much else blooming then (but great gift shop--wonderful book section, indoor plants and planters, all kinds of goodies). We ate at Hudson Grill, which was understaffed on our (week) day but still elegant and a nice place for fancier lunch. I decided to get an annual membership ($90) although getting there from Manhattan is a little tricky---hope I get my money's worth, because it really is a special place in any season. I just went again--NO MASKS-- YAY!, the orchid show is amazing, pansies, daffodills, magnolias were all starting to bloom. The outdoor flowering plant selection at their store is nice as well. Thought I'd take metro north back from the park (I'd hitched a ride up), but I guess afternoon trains are fewer than I thought so my friends dropped me at Fordham Road and I took the D to the B--perfect UWS drop off. Without friends, one would take the train, then catch a bus down the hill to the garden or walk 15 minutes (at least it's downhill). Pro: cheap. Con: if you're visiting, metro north train is nicer and drops you across the street. It's also not that expensive, and maybe worth not having to figure out trains and bus stuff.

Basically, this place is a treasure and while a one day pass isn;t cheap, it's just a wonderful trip for all ages--so many ways to experience nature.
Written 2 April 2022
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