New York Botanical Garden
New York Botanical Garden
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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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
Sep 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, CT195 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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Tony B
New York City, NY8 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Marc Hachadourian knows what he's doing! It is so hard to believe this exotic, gorgeous oasis is in the midst of NYC. This is my second time and it never fails to thrill. Some of the orchids are so exquisite - so unreal, you cannot believe what you're seeing. The only downside for us is that it is so popular that it is crowded. But it has every right to be popular! Don't miss next year.
Written 12 June 2023
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Lori M
California1,589 contributions
Jun 2023
It's a lovely place!!! but I see it more as a beautiful outdoor setting to enjoy more than a place to view all kinds of flowers (as to me, "botanic garden" would signify). there are lots of trees and lawns and wooded paths. we mostly only saw flowers in the conservatory and the rose garden - which were both fantastic! it was hotter than we expected so took the tram even though normally I'd rather walk. if you can find a parking spot on the street save your $22.
Written 7 June 2023
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Donna A
Vernon Rockville, CT41 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
It was hot. 85-90 degrees. I strongly suggest you arrive close to opening and go straight to the Main Tram Stop. Ride it all the way around to determine where everything is and where you want to go first. I did just that, and it was the only time I saw a tram in action. I walked from the empty main tram stop to the library. I planned to take the tram to the rose garden, which are about as far apart as possible. Afterward, I waited for a tram. And waited. None came. The ticket person at the library informed me that the trams were being refueled. Luckily, the maps are comprehensive. I found myself on a dirt trail in a forest with pretty waterfalls. In the Bronx. Imagine that. I figured I would take the tram from the rose garden back to the main stop. None came. I walked to the next tram stop, then the next, then the next. 75% of my four-hour visit entailed walking in the hot sun along the tram path. I had come on a bus with a group, and literally had to race to get to the bus on time. The only place I saw to fill water bottles were at the main buildings. I was overheated, dehydrated and dusty from walking on the forest trails. The flowers were nice. Ebony Patterson's art installations were interesting.
Written 2 June 2023
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Christine J
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Beautiful 250 acres of lush gardens, forest, wildflowers and themed areas. The conservatory was a highlight. So many orchids in bloom. The all garden pass includes the Tram ride through the gardens.
Written 17 May 2023
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AdamsDouglas
blacksburg, va114 contributions
Apr 2023
Wonderful orchid show and wonderful just to walk around. We went seven miles total! Could get in gift shop, the line was soooo long. We brought a picnic lunch and found the picnic area to be just great.
Written 26 April 2023
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