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:

Free Entry with a New York City Explorer Pass

Closed Now

Regular Hours:
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

Address: 2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458

Phone: (718) 817-8700

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 793 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating I visited numerous times and loved it each time. The grounds are expertly maintained and the seasonal changes and special exhibitions make it worthwhile to... Read More

Elizabeth S. Oct-14-2021

5 Star Rating Cool box. My favorite part of my experience was Lunch. Btw I brought it from home. I love to eat Read More

Alexa S. Oct-11-2021

5 Star Rating I have always wanted to come here and am so glad I finally did! The lawns are perfectly manicured and there are so many quiet, beautiful spots to explore.... Read More

Kate A. Oct-03-2021

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Directions

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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