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New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

(4.7/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
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 New York Botanical Garden a centerpiece of your Bronx vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bronx tour planner.
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  • Went in the fall and the leaves were just beautiful. We didn't really look at/see many of the flowers etc, not sure if there would've been much at this time of year, but it was a great day/time of yea...  more »
  • Never heard of this before. It has been presented for about 25 years. OMG. - natural items used to replicate famous structures in Nee York. Incredible imagination and creativity were employed in the m...  more »
  • My son and I had a great time at the train show this past weekend as we barely made it before it closed. The miniature buildings and bridges made from bark and wood were GENIUS! We lived everything ab...  more »
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  • It's pricey but at least your money is going for a good cause. The food is also good in the cafeteria. The gift shop carries really good items and the ambience is great. You get to see flowers trees and shrubs and the Occasional giant turkey if you are lucky. I go annually and wish I went more often.
  • As a tourist location, one of the best in NYC. Institutionally historical and relevant. As a research institution, amazing. Great staff. Stay off the grass. But why an extra ticket for the special events? And are the taking over the grocery store? Maybe I'd lower it to 4 stars if that's the case.
  • Gorgeous garden with most of what remains of New York's old growth forest. Where else can you see a waterfall or a grotto that sheltered Indians? Always something beautiful to see. Come early and stay the day. Arthur Avenue is nearby for tasty Italian treats and the Bronx Zoo is right next door. What are you waiting for?
  • I really liked it here. I came on a Wednesday, which meant that general admission was free. Unlike the Bronx Zoo, which is also free on Wednesdays, the gardens were not over-crowded. The grounds are very expansive and well-kept. I stayed for several hours and didn't see all there was to see. The on-site Pine Tree Cafe offers simple, fresh food as well as coffee and baked goods. I had a design-your-own salad and it was pretty yummy. There's also a very nice gift shop to browse. Bathrooms were very clean, too. Overall, I had a very nice time here and will definitely return.
  • This place was beautiful. The gardens were beautiful and after my day wandering, i went back and bought a membership. The staff was so great, everyone said hello and asked how my day was going. The facilities were clean, and nicely spaced. Would recommend a day in the gardens to everyone far and wide. Plenty around every corner to keep the whole family entertained.