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New York Botanical Garden

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Address: 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458
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+1 718-817-8700
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

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


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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We took my 3 1/2-year old son and my 5 1/2-month old baby to see the Holiday Train Show at the NYBG. The parking lot at NYBG was full so they directed us to park across the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took my 3 1/2-year old son and my 5 1/2-month old baby to see the Holiday Train Show at the NYBG. The parking lot at NYBG was full so they directed us to park across the street at Fordham University's parking lot. It wasn't difficult to navigate at all. We needed a stroller for the baby, which was fine... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went in the fall and the leaves were just beautiful. We didn't really look at/see many of the flowers etc, not sure if there would've been much at this time of year, but it was a great day/time of year to go and just walk around all the paths. We got there early on a Saturday when the admission fee... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Never heard of this before. It has been presented for about 25 years. OMG. - natural items used to replicate famous structures in Nee York. Incredible imagination and creativity were employed in the many displays we saw. The venue is magnificent, each corner allows a beautiful, segregated view. I wish it was not exclusively a holiday event!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My son and I had a great time at the train show this past weekend as we barely made it before it closed. The miniature buildings and bridges made from bark and wood were GENIUS! We lived everything about the exhibit, especially the new Coney Island addition with a working "Cyclone roller coaster"!! My son made friends with other children... More 

Thank DamaniH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am lucky to live within a 10-15 walk to the New York Botanical Garden. My favorite parts of the Botanical Garden are the Native Plant Garden in spring and summer. The trails of the Thain Family Forest is my can't miss area. Eventually you will come to a small waterfall and can kayak on the river. A visit in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

When we got there unfortunately u can't bring with u any liquid unless u hide it in a 👜,so my Starbucks coffee had to go 😔 lots of walking , exploring outside and inside 👍 wear comfy snickers ! That's I think a MUST! Otherwise your feet will get tired , park is just amazing in fall time, they have... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went to NYBG in Dec for the Holiday Train show. We rode the train up to the Bronx and was quite a long ride. We took the little tram tour around the park and waited for our time stamped tickets to enter the show. We were very surprised at the admission fee of $32 per person! We ate at... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 6 adults traveled over an hour from different locations to the train show for a 5:30 timed admission on Saturday, January 14. Only problem is they closed the exhibit at 6 pm preparing for a special event at 7 PM. Really - would you expect the last group to be able to see the entire exhibit in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a travelers and model train junkies from the Midwest, we were unsure of what to expect at the annual Train Show at the NYBG. Located in the Bronx, the garden grounds were expansive and very well kept. The train show was in the conservatory and it is simply one of kind. Though called a "train show" the real magnificence... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had last gone here years ago when our children were very young. We saw saw an ad for the train show and decided to attend with family and college-aged kids. It was spectacular! Very beautiful, well-thought out and fascinating. Even the usually-jaded college crowd enjoyed it ! A must see !!!


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