New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

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New York Botanical Garden nurtures 50 different gardens and thousands of different plant species over more than 100 hectares (250 acres). Founded in 1891 and on the National Register of Historic Places, the gardens today represent one of New York's premier tourist attractions. You can wander through the herbarium, rock garden, an ornate vintage greenhouse, and even a research library containing more than half a million volumes. Don't miss what is perhaps one of the site's most notable sections: 20 hectares (50 acres) of original old-growth forest along the Bronx River, dating from before the European colonization of North America. Check the garden's schedule of events for information on temporary exhibits and special offers. Make your Bronx itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • Came to see the Chihuly exhibit. Beautifully displayed in the gardens and in the arboretum. Docent tour was informative and fun. Tram ride gave a great overview. Great shop and cafe too.  more »
  • Beautiful landscapes you can enjoy alone or in company, need you spend you time because it is extensive in territory somewhere and you also need a good jacket, arrive early so you can enjoy the different tones you'll notice to the passing of the hours of the day. A visit if you have a "surplus" day in New York!
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  • What a beautiful day my friend and I had walking through the Chihuly Exibit. The staff was very attentive and service at the restaurant was wonderful. The gift shop had many items reasonably priced to...  more »
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  • Gorgeous park that inspires me personally! The walks are organized and orchids are stunning! Plenty of reaching pine trees that are developed and older, I enjoyed the time of day we visited because the colors were magnified by the sunlight and the sun setting. The majestic greenhouse is pleasant to stroll in especially in the winter time while looking out from the warm rooms within. I'd love to come back here during a snowstorm! Beautiful!!
  • I hadn't been the the NY Botanical Garden before but I really enjoyed the Orchid show. The show was so well put together. I'd never seen so many beautiful flowers in my life some didn't even look real. Even thought the day was cold we walked through the show and then over to the desert area which had more really cool botanicals. We all went to the restaurant they and have a tasty and quick brunch.
  • The new York botanical garden is an amazing Oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle! I dare to say there are hundreds maybe thousands of plants. The tour was amazing and the guide stopped whenever we wanted him to. We were able to see birds as well as many sculptures around the gardens. Time well spent!
  • A beautiful place to visit. You won't believe your in the middle of the Bronx. The layout, the landscaping, the views are all overwhelmingly magnificent. So much to see, so wear comfortable shoes and cloths. Parking is $20 and there is an admissions fee as well. Its all worth it, so much to see : rose garden, green house, etc... Plan on staying, it's a full daycation. Kids will love it. Bronx little Italy (Arthur Ave) is across street (walking distance) from the main entrance. All types of good eats there. It will be a time to remember. Enjoy.
  • I saw the Orchid Show and let me tell you it’s amazing. I had so much fun learning. Thank you to the staff at botanical garden. The attention to detail is incredible. The love for nature and wildlife conservation is noticeable. I will keep on coming again and again. Thank you.
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