According to the Wall Street Journal, the New York Botanical Garden is "always a magical place."
Visit New York City’s greenest cultural oasis. The New York Botanical Garden offers something for everyone: spectacular exhibitions, delicious refreshments, unique gifts at Shop In the Garden, and hands-on activities for kids at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. A visit to The New York Botanical Garden is an entire day of fun for the whole family!
Fifty display gardens and collections containing over one million plants gives you something to explore in every season. Highlights of The New York Botanical Garden include: a 50 acre native forest forest of 30,000 trees, many of which with many trees that are over 200 years old; The Native Plant Garden; Rock Garden; herbaceous and mixed borders with stunning designs including the Perennial Garden and Ladies’ Border; and the award winning Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden.
Every season is equally beautiful and unique at The New York Botanical Garden. Five major seasonal exhibitions complement the permanent gardens each year, including: The Orchid Show and The Holiday Train Show. Audio tours of the gardens are also available. Lose yourself in the exotic flora and terrain of this national landmark, then pay a visit to Shop in the Garden for some lovely keepsakes. Save on admission to The New York Botanical Garden, plus New York City's top museums, sights, and tours all for one low price with the New York Explorer Pass!
Metro-North Harlem local line to Botanical Garden Station. Walk across
Southern Boulevard to the Garden’s Mosholu Gate entrance. (Just 20 minutes
from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan!);
Or take the D, or 4 trains to Bedford Park Blvd. From the station exit, take the Bx26 bus east to the Garden’s Mosholu Gate entrance or walk eight blocks down the hill on Bedford Park Blvd. (approximately 20 minutes). Turn left onto Southern Blvd. and walk one block to Mosholu Gate entrance.
Comments about Smart Destinations NY Botanical Garden All Garden Pass:
125 year old conservatory filled with tropical plants and 250 acres including 50 acres of woodland in New York that was never cut with a natural river flowing through the middle. Perfect place for a leisurely stroll to see grand trees and beautiful flower beds and plantings. Bonus if a show is on at the same time. Skip the tram and walk the loop if you are able.