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New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458-5153
+1 718-817-8700
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Located in the Bronx, just 20 minutes from Midtown Manhattan via Metro North Railroad, the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden is a showplace of nature in every season of the year and a must-see destination for NYC visitors. Discover 50 breathtaking gardens, indoor rain forests and deserts, 50 acres of native forest, a river, waterfalls, and rolling green hills. Major seasonal exhibitions and events complement the existing beauty of the permanent gardens, and highlights include the Holiday Train Show (November - January) and The Orchid Show (March - April). NYBG is the perfect excursion for visitors looking to experience the natural beauty of New York City.
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2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458-5153
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458-5153
+1 718-817-8700
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What an amazing and industrious exhibit to be sure! Would HIGHLY recommend avoiding the weekend (especially the weekend it was closing) if you want to avoid the crowds and families with young children. Consider going as late in the day as possible or better still,...More

Thank lindaf122018
Reviewed 4 days ago

My visit to the Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Gardens was the first time I've ventured into the Bronx on a trip to NYC. What a wonderful experience. The staff was so very cheerful and the gardens themselves were excellent. The trains, buildings,...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 4 days ago

My visit to the NYBG Train Show was the highlight of my trip to the city the week before Christmas. I felt like I entered another world as I walked from the train stop into the gardens. I was surrounded by trees, bushes, rolling grasslands...More

Thank ebruddell
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been going to the train show for many years and have never been disappointed. This year was exceptional. They have expanded the show again to make it an even better user experience.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The holiday train show was spectacular. I wound definitely go to it again. Every scene was so beautiful and very detailed. Everything was made of out of renewable resources. There were so many things to see. N. Roy

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 4 days ago

First, the price they charge for such a small display is absolutely absurd. I do realize that this exhibit took a lot of man hours to create and it was amazing what they did, but the price was too much. There was a small video...More

Thank bluenautica
Reviewed 4 days ago

I already love the NY Botanical Garden and think it's worth a trip any time of year. That said, we just went to the Holiday Train Show for the first time and it was AWESOME! Everything is made out of natural materials and the detail...More

Thank rckchlk
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful in any season. Easy to get to on the train (metro north) from Grand Central, NYC. Step off and you're there. In spring the orchids in multiple colors and shapes were spectacular and the train show was impressive with NYC buildings created from natural...More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Recently visited (January) the NYBG for their annual Holiday Train Show. It was great seeing the landmarks of New York City in miniature made from all organic materials! The trains were trekking through, under and over on track and as well as on the bridges...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The 2017 holiday train show had a landmarks of Manhattan theme. So amazing to see the iconic buildings sculpted from plant material! The variety and creative set-up of the trains was fascinating. We enjoyed a nice light meal at the cafe before going in. There...More

Thank Karen J
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Jamie C
14 January 2018|
Response from rsgreenct | Reviewed this property |
If the weather is not too cold, it's worthwhile to take the tram ride around the gardens. It fives you a good feel for the broader, outdoor aspects of the Gardens. It makes you want to come back when things are in bloom... More
6 January 2018|
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Response from sciguy J | Reviewed this property |
The gift shop is right at the main entrance and readily accessible. Can’t imagine why you couldn’t go right there.