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 your Bronx itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • (Note: Grounds admission, which excludes the Conservatory, is free on Wednesday's.) I love this Garden! Every aspect of it is awesome and I could spend days exploring. Each time I visit, I see somethi...  more »
  • A beautifully maintained botanical garden, inside and out. The medicinal plant exhibit was quite educational. The grounds are lovely, especially a sunny day like today.  more »
  • Suggested by a friend who lived in NYC for many years, we ventured up to the Bronx for the Holiday Train Show. It was breathtaking. So unique, like nothing we'd ever seen. And although it was winter, ...  more »
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  • This is the second time I have visited the Garden, this time for their train show. The exhibit was quite incredible and fun for all ages. We came after the holidays, hoping it would be less crowded, but Sunday was still crowded. There were a lot of young children there during the day, night hours probably quieter to walk if you don't have children with you. The displays were well maintained and definitely a nice experience. Parking on site is $20, but there was plenty of street parking on Sunday. Their Chihuly exhibits were quite spectacular, but have moved on. Photos added for everyone who missed that.
  • This was a beautiful show. The fact that everything was handmade made it even better. Don't forget to check out the gift shop.for some great gift items reasonably priced too. Great for the whole family. Holiday train show ends 1/15/18. Not to be missed. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿšƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  • Amazing! Went for the train show, stayed for the winter wonderland. It started snowing and the park was covered. It only added to the already beautiful decorations. And the withdraw were so nice! Someone suggested we get cocoa when they saw us leaving the kids' park (we wanted to run through the maze while or snowed). Sure it was a sales plug, lol, but he was so kind and sincere we went and did it. The line was out door and we weren't too fast from where we were headed, so we passed, but we went back another time and that cocoa is worth it ( like driving a Hershey's candy bar). Definitely do the train show, the Thomas talk event and snuck floor other seasonal shows or just go see the flowers when the weather warms up.
  • Even in late Autumn it was a lovely place to visit. Although not many flowers are blooming we still enjoyed the tram ride and the explanation about the various parts of the gardens. My only complaint is that the main Exhibition at the time had been moved to a smaller hot house building which was on the tram ride, but we were not informed of that fact till we made it all the way back around to the beginning. Also the large building where the exhibit was supposed to be housed was mostly closed due to the renovation for Christmas exhibits that were being put up. There were no signs to tell us of this and no one at the front where we purchased tickets told us either. This was very disappointing for someone who is only going to be there one day to be able to visit. Aside from that, we did enjoy walking around with family exploring some of the grounds. We also enjoyed eating at the interesting but pricey restaurant on the grounds. It would have also been helpful if the wait staff had more information about what was going on around the gardens. Or at least if they could have directed us to someone who did have such information. We got misinformation from them which almost led us to leave.
  • I love coming here often during different times of day and seasons. I love walking the various garden grounds and their 50 or so acres of original forest with the Bronx River flowing through. Their conservatory is huge, you can even get lost in it and enjoy the various plants kept their or their seasonal show displays such as the Train show at Christmas or the Orchid show in the spring. There is also a building that houses the largest plant library collection to explore. A children edible garden, a large rose garden, marshland, fountain, weekly Green Market vendors, just so many things to enjoy and explore.

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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 cityโ€™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 willย help you get off the tourist trail.
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