A 250 acre urban Eden in the Bronx, the New York Botanical Garden is one of the world's leading horticultural and educational resources.
The New York Botanical Garden is one of the largest and oldest botanical gardens in the world. The National Landmark's 50 speciality garden and plant collections comprise more than one million plants set amid 40 acres of old growth forest punctuated by dramatic rock formations, waterfalls, ponds and wetlands.
You are sure to be captivated by the 2,700 aromatic specimens of rose in Peggy Rockefeller's Rose Garden or you can relax by the cascades and enjoy thousands of delicate alpine flowers in the T.H. Everett Rock Garden. The centrepiece of the New York Botanical Garden is the exquisite Haupt Conservatory, a Victorian style glasshouse featuring several permanent exhibitions and two galleries dedicated to seasonal flower shows, including the world famous Orchid Show held annually in March and April. With exhibits dedicated to native plants, annuals, perennials, bulbs, orchids, daylilies, irises, peonies, tulips, daffodils and many more, there is a garden for all seasons and tastes to be enjoyed.
Little ones will enjoy the Everett Children's Adventure Garden, a 12 acre indoor-outdoor interactive center with a giant animal topiaries, boulder maze and a hands-on plant discover center. The Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden provides educational sessions teaching techniques to plant, cultivate and harvest flowers and vegetables. Beth's Maze, a 900 square foot labyrinth of hedges offers a challenge for kids of all ages.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: New York Botanical GardenFee:
Free Entry with a New York City Explorer Pass
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- 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
Category: Botanical Gardens
2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: (718) 817-8700
Sarah F. Jun-17-2021
Overall, the flowers and plants are lacking in variety compared to other botanical gardens and pricey for what it is. Even worse, each time I have been... Read More
ann b. Jun-13-2021
MAGIC, from beginning to end. It should be a Wonder if the World or, at least close! Take the train vs subway, hands down. Spend at least 3 hours there. Read More
Edward W. Jul-25-2021
First time at the botanical garden and came for the Yayoi Kusama Exhibit. Highly recommend purchasing the all-access pass to access the indoor exhibits. The... Read More
Accommodations near New York Botanical Garden:
|Subway or Railroad Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|B, D or 4||Bedford Park Blvd||16 minutes|
|Metro-North Railroad||Botanical Garden Station||3 minutes|
How to get to New York Botanical Garden by Subway or Railroad
Take the B, D, or 4 train to Bedford Park Blvd then walk downhill (southeast) eight blocks to the end of Bedford Park Blvd and turn left on Southern Blvd for one block, arriving at the Mosholu Gate entrance (20 minutes). Alternately you can take the BX26 bus from Bedford Park Blvd Station to the entrance.
You can also take the Metro-North Railroad from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan to Botanical Garden Station which is right across the road from the Mosholu Gate entrance. This is about a 20 minute train ride.
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