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New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

#1 of 9 in Parks in Bronx
Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bronx trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Mart ayında gittik, çok da beğenmedim. Bakımsız idi. Verdiğimiz paraya değmedi. Önermiyorum. İ do not advise this place for tourists. If u wanna throw ur money to garbage of course u can go there.  more »
  • Good place to check out some plants. I rate a 3 because this place was smaller than expected. Other than that, pretty cool.  more »
  • Went to visit the GLOW attraction at night at the garden. It was great, even if it was a little chilly out. The light were beautiful and my wife and granddaughter had a great time. Unfortunately...  more »
  • It was a spur of the moment decision to make the trip to the Bronx botanical garden, and we had a fantastic time. The place is absolutely beautiful and so well designed and organized. There's something there for everyone of all ages. We specifically went to see the Marx exhibit and we only spent 3 or 4 hours but easily you can spend the entire day there. We ate a delicious dinner at their Hudson Garden Grill....a beautiful restaurant, very attentive waitstaff, and delicious food
  • Beautiful grounds. Loved walking through and enjoying nature. Recommend that you walk through the park, it's easy if you're able to sustain walking for an hour or so. Appreciate that all the amenities are so environmentally friendly. Loved the sights and smells of the rose garden!
  • What a lush and glorious place to go walking. It's huge and there's so much to see that you must return several times, and when you do, you realize you didn't see some things before. I went just before the Corpse plant opened and I'm glad because I have no interest in bad smells, even though some can't help being curious. This is my picture of the plant which is located in the Conservatory. The picture where it's openned is of a photo that was on display. I also enjoy the Gift Shop and this is an ideal place to shop for that someone who may have everything!
  • Had a great time in nature. Enjoyed the azalea garden the most. On a hot day the tram comes in handy. They pass every 25 minutes so we were hopping on and off pretty much walked around at each stop and continued on. We paid an entrance fee but on Wednesdays it is free. I would say for the summer months make sure you have a bottle of water and are wearing a hat.
  • The grounds were well kept, with beautiful green grass and potted plants near the gates. The entrance could be a bit easier in terms of number of ticket booths and attendants (maybe they could have more during the spring and less during times that aren't as busy?), but the staff was super friendly and attentive, except for this one dude who told me we couldn't take the tram because our tickets didn't include that (we had waited in line for 45 minutes), and instead of feeling sorry for us he rudely (tone is everything) said we should've read the ticket more carefully (Yes, you are right, but WE WAITED IN LINE FOR 45 MINUTES. Is rubbing our carelessness in our faces really the way you want to service people who have been standing in the sun for that long?)

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