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New York Botanical Garden

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Address: 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458-5153
Phone Number: +1 718-817-8700
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Located in the Bronx, the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden is a showplace...

Located in the Bronx, the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden is a showplace of nature in every season of the year. 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).

Getting to the Garden is easy!

Public Transportation

The Garden is just 20 minutes from Grand Central Terminal on Metro-North Railroad to Botanical Garden Station. It is also accessible by subway on B, D, or 4 trains to Bedford Park Boulevard Station. For schedules and maps, visit the MTA Web site at mta.Info

Driving

The Garden (2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458) is located off the Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road (Exit 7W) and is easily accessible from all points in the Tri-State area.

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Awesome train show/family day for all ages

We went with out 3 year old and our adult friends and EVERYONE enjoyed the shows. There was lots of historical details for the adults while the kids just enjoyed the awe of the... read more

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West New York, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went with out 3 year old and our adult friends and EVERYONE enjoyed the shows. There was lots of historical details for the adults while the kids just enjoyed the awe of the trains! The whole thing took about 45 min to walk through but there was enough to do throughout the garden to be a full event. There... More 

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Clarksboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first time at the NYBG and hopefully not our last time. We took the Tram around the Gardens. We had an Outstanding and Humorous Attendant John S. John was not only informative he had us all laughing and smiling. He was also (as well as the Driver of the Tram) very Safety conscience in regard to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The NYBG turns its conservatory into a miniature NYC at Christmas time, one build around miniature trains. The looks of delight on the kids' faces makes it worth going to see. The trains are great, but for me, the 100+ historical buildings built entirely from plant parts are the wonder. Grand Central, St. Patrick's, Rockefeller Center Ice Rink, etc, etc.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

How could this not be the number one spot in "things to do" list. First of all the grounds are enormous. You can not see is all in one visit, or one day. This is a place that the closer you are to it, the more time you could spend. The more time you spent here, the more time you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Train show at the New York Botanical Gardens is only available during the holidays. Our visit was Sunday November 20, 2016. Arriving around 11:00 AM, we were issued timed tickets to the train exhibit. Timed entries were about 15 minute intervals. There was a preshow that lasted 5 minutes, consisting of the building of the exhibits. Upon entering 2... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember touring Canada a few years ago but during the summer so I never really got to appreciate nature's colours. That's ok for now I went to this wonderful and extensive parkland in the Fall where all the trees and shrubs displayed such an array of beautiful and incredible colours. I have never seen such beauty and as far... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently went with family to the Holiday Train Show at Botanical Gardens. The entrance and trees were nicely lit. When you go into the atrium where the Train Show is it is much warmer. Archectial design was spectacular. Although it is advertised for young kids it really isn't. Children lost interest shortly into it. I would recommend it as a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Made the jaunt by train on a very cold day but so glad we did as the train exhibit was well worth it! Trains going though little models of greater NYC all made of plant materials. REally amazing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a very circuitous bus route to the Botanical gardens after a local employee advised it was 'the best way to get there' (mentioned that I had a Metro pass). Please just take the Metro North Railroad-so convenient and it stops right across from the entrance! There were rather "scary Scarecrow" moving statues. (not for children). The "largest pumpkin" display... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went to the "gardens " to disconnect from the last few months of .. Well.. Politics!! Just being there reminds you that there is a place to rest and refocus your energy! You can just walk the property or experience the different themes that the offer at different times of the year. We have gone for... More 

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