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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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Scarecrows: From the Heartland to Horror
Hold onto your ruby slippers: Artist Ray Villafane has decked out the New York Botanical Garden with the craftiest and creepiest scarecrows you’ve ever seen. Learn about the storied history of the hay man, from agricultural effigy to Batman villain. ...Until Sunday October 30 2016Read more
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Fall Forest Weekends
Experience the colors of the season in the New York Botanical Garden's Thain Family Forest, a 50-acre thicket that boasts sweet gums, whose star-shaped leaves turn red and purple as autumn progresses, and tulip trees and hickories that display vivid golden...Walks and tours Saturday November 5 2016 - Sunday November 13 2016Read more
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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.