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New York Botanical Garden Visitor Guide


Orchid at the New York Botantical Garden Orchid Show

Orchid at the New York Botantical Garden Orchid Show

Dan Cross

The New York Botanical Garden in Brief:

Founded in 1891, the New York Botanical Garden boasts one of the world's greatest collections of plants. Fifty gardens, 50-acres of native forest, and a Victorian-style glasshouse can all be explored when you visit the 250-acre Botanical Garden.

New York Botanical Garden Basics:

  • Address: 2694 Dr Theodore Kazimiroff Blvd, Bronx, NY
  • Phone: 718-817-8700
  • Website: http://www.nybg.org

How Do You Get to the New York Botanical Garden:

The easiest access to the New York Botanical Garden is via the Metro-North Railroad.
  • Metro-North Railroad: The New York Botanical Garden is located directly across the street from the Metro-North Botanical Garden Station (local stop) on the Harlem Line. You can catch the train from Grand Central Terminal, and it's only a 20 minute ride.
  • Driving: Parking is available at the New York Botanical Garden for $12/car; $12 and $15 options are available on weekends and holidays. (Directions and Parking Details)
  • Subway: Take the B, D or 4 trains to Bedford Park Blvd. and either walk or take a bus to the Botanical Gardens (Detailed transfer/walking directions)

New York Botanical Garden with Kids:

  • Everett Children's Adventure Garden: This interactive garden offers activities geared towards children 2-12 years old, including mazes, hands-on activities and more.
  • Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden: Children will enjoy digging in the dirt in this garden that is maintained primarily by children. There are activities for children held daily, except when the garden is closed November - March.
  • Family Friendly Events: Kids will enjoy the engaging family-friendly activities offered throughout the New York Botanical Garden.
  • Strollers are not allowed inside the Conservatory, but can be safely parked outside.

New York Botanical Garden Admission:

New York Botanical Garden Hours:

  • Tuesday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays (except Federal Holidays, like Memorial Day, Labor Day)
  • Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

New York Botanical Garden Annual Events:

  • Orchid Show: late February - early April
  • Holiday Train Show: late November - early January

Tips for Visiting the New York Botanical Garden:

  • Grab a map -- it will help you plan your route and make the most of your visit. They're available free at the entrance.
  • Eating - You can bring a lunch to enjoy in the picnic area (near the Children's Adventure Garden), or buy sandwiches, salads and more from the Garden Cafe or Visitor Center.
  • Don't miss the Shop in the Garden - If someone on your souvenir list has a green thumb, it's a great stop. And if you just like beautiful gifts, there are great things too.

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