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Every city park offers its own brand of verdant escapism, but this lush expanse goes beyond landscaped flora. In addition to housing swaths of vegetation—including the 50-acre forest, featuring some of the oldest trees in the city—the garden cultivates a rotating roster of shows that nod to the world’s most cherished green spaces, such as the regal grounds of Spain’s Alhambra palace and Monet’s alfresco sanctuary at Giverny. During the year, visitors head to the garden’s Holiday Train Show, which features miniature NYC landmarks crafted from plant materials, and the Orchid Show, which offers a stunning display of blooms and exotic plants.
|Venue name:||New York Botanical Garden||Contact:|
2900 Southern Blvd
|Cross street:||at Fordham Rd|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sun 10am–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D to Bedford Park Blvd or 4 to Bedford Park Blvd–Lehman College, then take the Bx26 bus; or Metro-North to Botanical Garden|
|Price:||$20–$25, seniors and students $18–$22, children 2–12 $8–$10, children under 2 free. Grounds only $13, seniors $6, students $5, children 2–12 $3, children under 2 free; Wed 10am–6pm, Sat 9–10am free.|
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Things to do
Holiday Train Show
The garden lights up with its collection of trains that chug along a nearly half-mile track by 150 miniature NYC landmarks like the Empire State Building and Radio City Music Hall, all made of natural materials such as leaves, twigs, bark and berries...Exhibitions Until Sunday January 15 2017Read more
The Orchid Show
The New York Botanical Garden explodes into a tropical floral extravaganza for the 14th annual Orchid Show. Take in the thousands of blooms on display, and don’t forget to make a pit stop by the Shop in the Garden for your very own orchid to take hom...Saturday February 18 2017 - Sunday April 9 2017Read more
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I've been visiting the NY Botanical Garden for more than 40 years and learn something new with each visit to the beautiful grounds.
The Botanical Gardens is an oasis that I regularly retreat to on a weekly basis. Just yesterday I invited my sister and seven year old niece to see the Kiku Chrysanthemum exhibit. Did they enjoy it? So much so that my sister is buying the garden's family membership. One visit is all it takes.
Beauty in the heart of The Bronx. You can never imagine there is a world of concrete outside when your inside its magic realm. If I went 365 days in the year I would still never want to leave at closing time.
Absolutely love the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx! The gardens are sprawling, and stunning and there was so much to do fin general. We went in the fall for the Frida Kahlo exhibit, and were blown away by all the activities, (parades, face painting, crafts for kids, pumpkin patch, exhibit). -It exceeded our expectations. The gardens in general are amazing as well. It is a MUST see! Cannot wait to go back.
The Botanical Gardens in the Bronx is by far a world wide attraction and once you go, you will see why. It's sprawling and very beautiful. Not to mention, if you check the calendar of events, you can catch terrific shows.