New York City is a giant metropolis, and it can be easy to overlook some of the city’s gems. One such gem is the New York Botanical Gardens, a place where stopping to smell the roses is the order of the day!
Located in the Bronx, the New York Botanical Gardens are easily accessed by public transit such as the subway, Metro-North railroad, and bus.
With hundreds of flowers and plants, guests can stroll through garden after garden, enjoying the quieter side of New York City. The gardens span 250 acres of property and provide everything from a casual stroll to an educational experience.
The gardens offer educational programming throughout the year, as well as special events around the holiday season. With many tour options, guests can fully customize their visit through the sprawling gardens.
The conservatory tour, for example, features plants in a Victorian-era style greenhouse, complete with tropical rainforest plants, desert plants, and much more. Plant experts are available to chat with visitors about any gardening questions they may have! The garden also offers classes and a farmers market in the summer and fall seasons. The research facilities which house the latest labs regarding new plant species are open to the public as well.
Holiday season at the Garden is magical and is best demonstrated at the Holiday Train Show. Tracks are on show in the conservatory and are displayed winding through some of the biggest landmarks of the entire world. This year, the train the classic sights of New York City.
Whenever you’re in the mood for rolling greens and lush flowers, a trip to the garden will be just the ticket. The All-Garden Pass enables visitors to enjoy all the garden has to offer, granting visitors access to seasonal exhibitions, the conservatory, the children’s garden, the native plant garden, the rock garden and the tram tour.
The Garden is currently featuring a temporary Chihuly exhibit which is well worth a visit! If you’re unfamiliar with Chihuly, he’s a world-renowned glass artist. His works can be enjoyed until October 29th.
The gardens are operated on a summer and then winter schedule. During the summer season, garden hours are from 10 am to 6 pm. In the winter, the gardens are open from 10 am to 5 pm. The garden is open Tuesday through Sunday but opens on Monday’s for major holidays like Memorial Day, Columbus Day, and President’s Day.
According to a few tips from the garden’s website, dress according to the weather. The garden also highly encourages comfortable walking shoes, as extensive walking is sometimes part of the experience.
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