New York Botanical Garden

The spectacular New York Botanical Garden is one of the largest in the world

Azalea Way in the New York Botanical Garden
Azalea Way in the New York Botanical Garden cc licensed photo by Kristine Paulus

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.

Nearby attractions include Pelham Bay Park and Orchard Beach, Bronx Zoo, Yankee Stadium, The Cloisters and Fort Tryon Park.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: New York Botanical Garden

Fee: Yes. Visit the official website for details.

Regular Hours:
May differ on holidays

  • Monday: Closed
  • 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

Address: 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458, USA

Phone: (718) 817-8700

Official Website: New York Botanical Garden


Rated 4.7 out of 5New York Botanical Garden Star Rating

5 Star Rating Although it’s hard to get to up in the Bronx, if you don’t live out there, it’s well worth a trip. The garden is HUGE. Definitely be prepared to spend a good chunk of your day here, if not the entire day. It’s so peaceful to walk through the various parts. You get everything from forests and waterfalls, to rose gardens. There’s even an edible garden section. There is supposedly a shuttle bus that goes around the park, but I never saw it in the few hours I was walking around the park. That said, it may have been because I was there during very low traffic time (middle of the day on a week day). Highly recommend checking it out if you’re in the New York metro area!
Eddy G - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx is an absolute five-star treasure, especially during their orchid exhibit. Walking through those lush, colorful displays of orchids is like stepping into a floral wonderland. The garden itself is a serene oasis in the heart of the bustling city, providing a perfect escape into nature. It's not just a garden; it's a living museum, a place where art and science collide beautifully. The orchid exhibit, in particular, is a breathtaking experience. The sheer variety and vibrant colors of these delicate blooms are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Whether you're a seasoned botanist or just someone who appreciates the beauty of flowers, it's an enchanting journey. But it's not just about pretty flowers; it's also about education and conservation. The New York Botanical Garden is at the forefront of research and preservation efforts, making it an essential institution for the planet's well-being. So, whether you're a nature enthusiast, a couple looking for a romantic date, or a family with curious kids, this place has something for everyone. It's a sanctuary of beauty, knowledge, and tranquility right in the heart of the Bronx. Five stars for this incredible botanical gem and its captivating orchid exhibit!
Kenneth Ross - 2 months ago

5 Star Rating One could easily spend several days here, exploring the many exhibits, trails, and gardens. Overall a lovely experience, special gardens are available for children’s to explore, the tram rounds every 25 minutes or so, dining available in the cafe but there appears to be ample room for picnics. Very kid friendly.
anderacpharmd - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating I had so much fun today. Everything impressed. The nature, the well-thought-out art, the fall theme, and even my taste buds thanked me. I was walking around with a very tasty cold beer. The hot chocolate was so rich and delicious too. NYBG I love you so much
Fiona Ha - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Great place to visit with gorgeous flowers and trees. Easy to walk around and they also have a tram that will take you to key locations within the garden while telling you about the history of the place. Staff are very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Buildings are well maintained. Worth the trek up to the Bronx to enjoy the plant life and serenity.
Jozef Watson - 2 months ago

Accommodations near New York Botanical Garden:


Subway or Railroad Line Nearest Station Walking Time
B, D or 4Bedford Park Blvd16 minutes
Metro-North RailroadBotanical Garden Station3 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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This video not only shows off the beauty of this world class garden, it also showcases the many conservation programs they are responsible for.
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