Whether you are a tourist visiting New York City on vacation or a resident of the bustling, ever-busy city, it's well worth planning some time to see the New York Botanical Garden. Located in the Bronx, near the Bronx Zoo and historic Arthur Avenue, it's an easy 20 minute trip from Grand Central Terminal yet you'll feel as though you're in another world entirely.
The New York Botanical Garden features some 250 acres of gardens and natural landscapes, wetlands and old growth forest, and a stunning "crystal-palace style" greenhouse which houses tropical and desert plants. There are great activities and exhibits for both the young and old to enjoy, and it's also a photographer's paradise!
Read on to learn more about the Garden: its history, major attractions, and how to plan your visit.