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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Recently visited (January) the NYBG for their annual Holiday Train Show. It was great seeing the landmarks of New York City in miniature made from all organic materials! The trains were trekking through, under and over on track and as well as on the bridges...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The 2017 holiday train show had a landmarks of Manhattan theme. So amazing to see the iconic buildings sculpted from plant material! The variety and creative set-up of the trains was fascinating. We enjoyed a nice light meal at the cafe before going in. There...More

Thank Karen J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If nature is your thing, then the NY Botanical Gardens is a place for you. It is another world walking through them. You are surrounded by nature and the various types of trees, flowers and gardens. There is a children's section as well with fun...More

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 3 days ago

We attended the Bar Car Night Holiday Train Show . It was a wonderful experience. A little crowded but nice to have a time where it's for adults only. Children definitely would enjoy seeing the wonderful displays of trains but may get a little overwhelmed...More

Thank shoregirl54
Reviewed 3 days ago

The New York Botanical Garden is worth a visit any time of the year. The outdoor gardens are probably at their best when the tulips are blooming in the early Spring or when the perennials are at their peak in late Spring / early Summer....More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 4 days ago

2017/18 was the first time for us visiting the train show so we have nothing to compare it to but it was worth the drive down and the $ spent. It is a unique way to discover certain sights of the city and New York...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The only issue I had with this show is how much space there was to walk, but that's what I get for coming on a weekend around lunchtime. If you go during the week, I suspect it wouldn't be as crowded. The pictures won't do...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience! The train show was amazing. The replicas of iconic NY buildings made from sticks, bark and twigs was incredible! We went to the restaurant on the grounds and because we didn't have a reservation we sat at the bar in front...More

Thank pennypbj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Saturday after the new year, didn’t think it would be that crowded, but it was. Paid $20 for parking, you’re better off parking across from main entrance at Fordham Univ or any other entrance. You could also take metro north from...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live 5 minutes from the Botanical Garden: it's an incredible piece of land and the special installations are always thrilling. There are lots of nooks and crannies to explore and get a sense of nature in the middle of the hectic city

Thank Sheryl B
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Jamie C
14 January 2018|
Response from rsgreenct | Reviewed this property |
If the weather is not too cold, it's worthwhile to take the tram ride around the gardens. It fives you a good feel for the broader, outdoor aspects of the Gardens. It makes you want to come back when things are in bloom... More
6 January 2018|
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Response from sciguy J | Reviewed this property |
The gift shop is right at the main entrance and readily accessible. Can’t imagine why you couldn’t go right there.