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New York Botanical Garden
Ranked #1 of 43 things to do in Bronx
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Went for the orchid show, which was fabulous. The tram can take you all around the Gardens, and there is lots to see in spring, but you would need a whole day to do it. We spent three hours in the conservatory but became members and will be back!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We went today to the orchid show at the New York Botanical Garden. What a beautiful garden houses this exhibit. The garden itself is 250 acres both inside and out, not just orchids but strolling gardens outside too. What a wonderful place to visit on a beautiful day. Admission is $20 and on the weekends it gets VERY crowded. Children are off from school so it was quite busy today too.

Thank marie s
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I have been to the orchid show for the past several years. I was a bit disappointed this year. There weren't as many orchids in bloom as there were in past years. I was glad I had a free pass for both parking and admission. The $20 parking fee plus admission, would have been expensive for me, if I had to pay for it.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I recently went to the Botanical Garden to see the Orchid Show. For anyone who loves flowers, this is a real treat. There is a great variety of orchids to look at, in so many different sizes and colors, all attractively displayed, and you can take your time looking at all of them, especially on a weekday when it is less likely to be crowded. In some of the display areas, there is also music in the background, enhancing the whole experience. I found the staff to be very helpful and friendly, in general. The gift shop is great too, filled with items to decorate one's garden or home as well as books on different topics. There are also toys and books for children. The café has several nice options and is convenient for a quick bite.

Thank colaco32
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Went in specifically to see the orchid exhibit which was fantastic but there is so much more to do and cannot wait to go back and visit in the warmer weather. The 250 acres have something for everyone whether you be a serious or casual gardener, just enjoy beautiful flowers, plants and trees or just enjoy a walk in the outdoors. Easy to get to via car or train.

Thank jimf01922
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