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: From: $30.67 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

New York Botanical Garden Admission

Explore the New York Botanical Garden at your own pace with an All-Garden Pass to this premier attraction, a National Historic Landmark located in the Bronx. Wander on foot or take an included tram tour through the cultivated grounds of New York’s greatest living museum, whose 250 acres (101 hectares) depict America’s northeastern landscapes. This All-Garden Pass gives you access to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, special exhibitions (such as the Holiday Train Show, Orchid Show, or Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii on view through October 28, 2018), the Everett Children's Adventure Garden and the seasonal Rock Garden.


Free Entry with a New York Pass

Open Now

Hours This Week:
  • 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

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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Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5New York Botanical Garden Star Rating

4 Star Rating Nice botanical gardens in the Bronx, grounds are free to walk around on Wednesdays. Better to go then cause not really worth forking out for, been to some much better botanical gardens around the world which were free. The Christmas train show was really good though, that's was a separate event (really recommend that 🚂)

Kevin O Mahony - 1 day ago

5 Star Rating I wanted to check this out last year and didn't make it, so I was excited to go this year!From the moment we entered the garden, everything was beautiful and festive.There were train shows up above us and amazing replicas of the old Penn Station, Grand Central, and other iconic NYC landmarks. The second part was where it got really great, though. We entered the observatory, where the replicas were nestled in the plants and trees. Train tracks were wound around everything and replicas of NYC bridges were up above us. The coolest replicas were ones of landmarks like Yankee Stadium, the Chrysler Building, the NY Public Library, the Rockefeller center etc. The train show was bigger than I imagined it would be, which was great!

Szandra Gecse - 2 days ago

5 Star Rating Absolutely one of the best experiences of NYC. To give the impression and actual feeling of being within a variety of diverse natural habitats. Which is a treasured well-known secret of many locals, who deeply value the magnificent wonders of nature. (Although the Bronx Botanical Garden, is actually, only a very small part of the gardens, contained within the entire Bronx Park. Which actually runs about 20 long, adjacent to the Bronx River. From its tidal limit of the East River, at its southern end, all the way upriver to the Kensico Dam, known as the Bronx River Valley of the town of Mt Pleasant by Valhalla, which is the northern section. ) Well before the pharmaceutical conglomerates forced a complete takeover. Highly recommended as a treasure for all to enjoy. 👍👍👍Please Like 💚💙💚 Do Love

Lorenzo Z Tartaglia - 8 days ago

5 Star Rating We always have a wonderful time visiting the Botanical Garden. It's a great place to visit with family, friends, or even alone. There are so many gardens to enjoy and learn about. There are also special events that are held throughout the year. A membership will cost between $55 & $135 and will allow you free parking and admission to the gardens and many special events.

Mika Jen - 11 days ago

4 Star Rating We went to see the Holiday Train Show. It is a must see that is for adults as well as for the kids. They have recreated famous landmark buildings using leaves, barks, nuts and materials from nature. Amazingly beautiful. Above, below and between these buildings are the trains all set amid the tropical plants. Weekend price is bit high ($30 for adults $18 for kids) but if you can go during the week, $23 for adults and $10 for kids).

Just Cypress - 18 days ago

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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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