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

Fee: Yes. Visit the official website for details.

New York Botanical Garden Hours:
Opening 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

New York Botanical Garden Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating What a lovely garden! Nice trails , the river and the flowers . It depends on the season you are going. I have been here at the end of March. The trees weren't in full bloom yet . The conservatory is amazing and the largest I have seen so far. Try to see that orchids show is amazing! They have a gift shop pretty well stocked.
Mircea Ionescu - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Attended the Orchard show today with the family. Was a beautiful presentation for sure. Even though it's not full blown spring yet, the show definitely brought spring to us in a forest and desert setting. Great work, had a great time. While still around if your able I would say check it out ☺️
devin wyatt - a month ago

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5 Star Rating We saw the orchid show, and it was absolutely amazing!!! I would recommend to any and everyone to go and experience the beautiful flowers and the curation that is spectacular. Worth every part of $35. When we came they were out of parking though. That was a bit tough, so we were instructed to go to a parking structure across the street. It cost $22 to park there, and it took forever to get parked.
Jaiden Hernandez - 4 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating My family, including my 5 year old son, and I had a great time visiting here on Christmas Eve. The lines weren’t too bad and the weather wasn’t too cold so we lucked out! The main attraction was the Holiday Train show which was amazing. We also took a ride on the free shuttle bus around the entire property which was about a half hour ride. I look forward to coming back more to explore the grounds more fully in different seasons!
Robert Reynolds - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating It is so lovely here! The orchid show was so beautiful! Walked around a bit after and took some great pictures. The sandwich at the pine tree cafe was amazing!
Johanna Villa - a month ago

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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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