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.

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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

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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

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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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Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5New York Botanical Garden Star Rating

5 Star Rating Such a beautiful place to enjoy practically any season. A jewel to disconnect from the chaos and noise of the city in the Bronx. On Wednesday you can come in without paying, so you can walk through the garden, you won't be allowed to come into certain areas since you're not paying but if you just want to take a walk, drink a coffee or talk to somebody and enjoy nature PLEASE visit this jewel 💓💓💓

Suzette Gnc - 11 days ago

5 Star Rating Such a beautiful place to spend the day. From incredible works of art to the immense flora, it's such a great place to walk around and take in all the sights. Plenty of photo opportunities and dining options as well. Just be sure to grab a map or even utilize a tour guide. The area is simply so large that it's easy to get lost.

Justin Bayoneto - 12 days ago

5 Star Rating I've been going here since I was a little kid and it is still just as magical. I went there recently for the train show and WOW it is all kinds of amazing and it has grown so so much. it is the perfect place to spend a day and just to breathe and to get away from everything. The rose garden an the kids area is still two of my favorite places in the city. Also SO MANY POKEMON

Molly Kaye - 13 days ago

4 Star Rating Went to see the train show before it packed up for the season. Pros 1-Parking was relatively hassle free. 2-The items on display were beautiful. 3-Everything was made from nature (bark, sugar glass, moss, etc. Cons 1-Kind of expensive for tickets, after you already paid for parking. 2-Very crowded. Recommend going later in the day if possible. 3-Signage. Because of the crowding it is easy to miss where you want to exit. Pro Tip - The exit you want is half way through. If you go to the end you will need to turn around.

Donald Coleman - 21 days ago

5 Star Rating I am a Bronx native and have been going to the Botanical Garden since I was a kid. It is definitely one of my favorite places to visit. With year round attractions it's a pleasant retreat for the hectic city. Relax and enjoy nature at is finest. The Train show for the Holiday season was amazing, especially for my little ones.

Lee Carmona - 1 month 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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