New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

4.7
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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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  • We totally enjoyed our visit to the holiday train show. We went on members day and saw the show the day before it officially opened. The show was great in so many ways. It featured famous buildings ar...  more »
  • This was our first time and we were completely bowled over by the quality and extent of the show. It is a must just not for model train lovers but for all. Many New York landmarks are painstakingly an...  more »
  • I went to a special event hosted by the NY Botanical Garden called the Bar Car Night. It was an evening event where you could get a drink and see the famous Train Show. You have to be 21 years of age ...  more »
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  • Awesome place to enjoy a true gem nestled in the big city. It has miles of places to walk, explore and enjoy. The holiday train show is probably the best time to visit to see all of the beautiful and creative landmarks that have been reproduced. If you love trains — and who doesn’t love model trains — you are in for a treat! The work done to recreate the city’s landmarks is impressive in every way! Definitely worth a visit!
  • Went for the ALOHA NIGHTS Event there. Huge area. Gorgeous floral experience. Enchanting atmosphere when visiting the conservatory. Adorable small wildlife (saw a hummingbird and other various birds and some bunnies hopping around the fields) Felt like I was somewhere else.. like out of a storybook. It was magical! Very educational. Excellent staff and customer service. Clean. Benches everywhere to take it all in and rest. Beautiful Bronx treasure. Can't wait to go again. So worth it!
  • Very pretty garden, very large, laid out well. Love that there is a team so you can see it all and not walk so much!! It’s pretty far out of the city so that was a trek getting out there and back! Would like to come back in April when everything is in bloom!
  • Outstanding It is better than ever. Lovely, interesting Hawaiian plants in Enid Haupt conservatory Saw Hawaiian dance and singing performance in front; charming. Hudson Grill is a lovely place for lunch. Upscale, good menu. Noshes, tomato band buffalo, and gnocchi are excellent. Crab cake, not a lot of flavor, disappointing. Highly recommended
  • The bronx botanical gardens is such a beautiful place and a wonderful way to enjoy an afternoon. The gardens themselves are pretty extensive so be ready for some walking. Not only are there many different kinds of plants, but they have different environments as well. There is a nice forest with trails, a rock garden, and a nice little creek that runs through the gardens. They have a grounds only pass for NY residents, but I would recommend the full experience if you're coming all the way out here. There is a shuttle that goes around to various stops, but it is only available if you get the full pass.
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