New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

4.7
#1 of 9 in Parks in Bronx
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 wandered around the New York Botanical Garden on a warm July Friday morning and early afternoon. Our hotel was in Manhattan so getting to the Gardens involved taking the D Subway line. This was a g...  more »
  • The visit to the botanical garden at the beginning of May was splendid. We had the opportunity to see the azaleas, peonies, apple trees, and flowering lilacs. It is a huge garden, full of different plant species, to go there at different times of the year to observe all the various blooms.
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  • Amazing place to visit! Especially during the Orchid show! This year was the 'Singapore' exhibit and the variety of orchids (both colors and species) was incredible. Will definitely be coming back next year! Check out my photos if you want to see what the exhibit has to offer!
  • The Botanical Garden is wonderful no matter what the season. The current orchid exposition is absolutely beautiful. The conservatory is bedecked in colorful blooms and vines. It gets crowded, so go early, especially on the weekend. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions you may have about any of the plants.
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