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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 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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The Bronx is home to a number of mid-range hotels, bed and breakfasts, and inns. As is the case anywhere in the city, eager sightseers should look for something close to a subway station for easy access to the city’s many attractions. However, you should be aware that these areas often get busy and noisy in the morning with commuters. A vacation rental provides a home away from home and plenty of amenities, and many are located in residential neighborhoods that will help you get off the tourist trail.
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  • So beautiful and so full of blooms at any time of year. The grounds are lovely to walk, the tram is hard to get on sometimes and doesn't run very often, so if you want to see the full grounds be prepa...  more »
  • words cannot describe the beauty of nature captured here in its foliage... with special plantings, exhibits, and seasonal activities throughout! complete your visit with an exquisite brunch/lunch/earl...  more »
  • Was first introduced to the artist's works on his last exhibit in the gardens. The NYBG is a great place to be one with nature other than Central Park - take the subway and walk (weather allowing) or ...  more »
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  • Great place to look at plants. Really really great. Not super crowded on Wednesday. Take your time going through. I'm not really a plant guy, but this was awesome. Really enjoyed it. Bring family or friends so you can take great pictures.
  • My girlfriend and I went here in the dead of winter and had a magical time. They had an orchid show by an Asian artist and the greenhouse was transformed into a haven of flowers from all over the world. The gardens are clean and really a wonderful place for kids, tourists, dates, friend dates and more. The food at the cafe was really good but slightly overpriced which makes sense since it caters to a lot more tourists than locals. Students are discounted to enter but the tickets are pricey. Loved the gift shop and it's focus on educating on Bronx history and selling local goods. Overall, wonderful trip!
  • Very beautiful location, was bigger than expected! So refreshing and different from the rest of the city.The food here is also good but can be a bit pricey. Check out the gift store for perfumes, hand creams, blown glass, peach salsa, jams and other items and collectibles. Only thing I didn't like was the Yogurt parfait from pine cafe. If you're into extremely thick sour Yogurt with some granola and fruit ontop then it's for you.
  • I went there with my grandson in 2015, saw the train show he loved it. But The Gardens are lovely anytime of the year. They also hold a farmers market on Wednesdays. They also hold a ride,so people can see places and things they treasure in nature. I hope they keep it up. We need nature to keep our world beautiful.
  • So much to see! Total zoo space is 270 acres. Wide variety of animals. Great gift shops! On the flip side, it was hard to get to parking lots, food was ok, and water was $4 per bottle! They DO NOT fill your water for you unless you buy their $13 refillable bottle