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New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

Categories: Gardens, Educational Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 1,400+ 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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  • Friends we were visiting took us here. This is not a good time of year to visit or review it due do the fact that 90% of the flowers were past their prime and had died. The plants inside were gorgeous...  read more »
  • The Botanical Garden can be visited virtually any time if you have any interest in plants, but there are special times of the year when the place is irresistible to me. In the winter, it is great fun ...  read more »
  • I love gardens, and this one is my favorite! The specimens were incredible, and we could have spent days wandering the beautiful paths. If you are anywhere within 100 miles, you must go if you love fl...  read more »
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Beautiful. Lots of kids, which is fine, but I'd prefer it to be quieter. They do a fantastic job of cultivating and maintaining the grounds. Highly recommend riding the tram car to get a nice overview with tour guide information.
  • One of the most beautiful gardens you can see in the United States. The variety of plants and flowers is really beautiful and if you're a birder then in the right season and timing you can find a lot of beautiful birds. Very well organized and maintained. You should visit it if you're in NYC.
  • Beautiful garden in the heart of The Bronx! A beautiful oasis, with manicured gardens and wide-open spaces. An amazing NYC experience where Wednesday's get you a FREE ENTRY to their premises. Enjoy a picnic in their lush gardens and occasional special exhibitions. Public transportation is one way to get there, which is a bit tedious--driving is what I preferred and on-site parking is available for a reasonable rate. However, plenty of public parking is available within walking distance by Fordham University. ALSO, don't miss out on going to the historical Arthur Ave around the corner AND The Bronx Zoo!
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