Fodor's Expert Review New York Botanical Garden

The Bronx Garden/Arboretum Fodor's Choice
The New York Botanical Garden, The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA

Considered one of the leading botany centers in the world, this beautiful 250-acre garden is one of the best reasons to make a trip to the Bronx. Built around the dramatic gorge of the Bronx River, the garden is home to lush indoor and outdoor gardens and acres of natural forest, and offers classes, concerts, and special exhibits. In June and September, be astounded by the captivating fragrance of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden's 4,000 roses of more than 650 varieties; see intricate orchids that look like the stuff of science fiction; or relax outside in the leafy Thain Family Forest or indoors in the calm of the conservatory. You can also explore the Everett Children's Adventure Garden, a 12-acre, indoor-outdoor museum with a boulder maze, giant animal topiaries, and a plant discovery center.

There's plenty to see year-round. The Victorian-style Enid A. Haupt Conservatory houses re-creations of misty tropical rain forests and arid African and North American deserts, as well... READ MORE

Considered one of the leading botany centers in the world, this beautiful 250-acre garden is one of the best reasons to make a trip to the Bronx. Built around the dramatic gorge of the Bronx River, the garden is home to lush indoor and outdoor gardens and acres of natural forest, and offers classes, concerts, and special exhibits. In June and September, be astounded by the captivating fragrance of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden's 4,000 roses of more than 650 varieties; see intricate orchids that look like the stuff of science fiction; or relax outside in the leafy Thain Family Forest or indoors in the calm of the conservatory. You can also explore the Everett Children's Adventure Garden, a 12-acre, indoor-outdoor museum with a boulder maze, giant animal topiaries, and a plant discovery center.

There's plenty to see year-round. The Victorian-style Enid A. Haupt Conservatory houses re-creations of misty tropical rain forests and arid African and North American deserts, as well as exhibitions such as the annual Holiday Train Show and Orchid Show. The All-Garden Pass gives you access to the conservatory, Rock Garden (April–October), tram tour, Everett Children's Adventure Garden, and other special exhibitions.

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Quick Facts

2900 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, New York  10458, USA

718-817–8700

www.nybg.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: All-Garden Pass $28 weekends, $25 weekdays. Grounds-only admission is free Sat. 9–10 and all day Wed. (available otherwise only to NYC residents for $15), Parking $17 weekdays, $20 weekends and special events, Closed Mon.

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