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.
The Botanical Garden looks lovely and your pictures are awesome! I'm also part of a group of Pensacola photographers and I'm definitely impressed.
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Wow 250 acres - now that a BIG garden! I'll have to try to get there next time I'm on the East Coast.
Thank you Nanci!
Another great article, thank you. Yes, I've been to the NY Botanical Garden, and of course I want to go back! This is one more place where I could have spent the whole day and even that would not have been enough time. Outstanding photos!
The flower images are spectacular.
One of my fav places in this city, I dream of living near there. Prospect Park is a sneeze away, it's a beauty as well. This was a great read, well done.
@happynutritionist - would you believe I live in New Jersey, and grew up near Warwick New York, and never knew until now that NJ had our own Botanical Gardens? It's quite close to where my mom lives, in fact, and I never knew it was there. I will for sure have to visit them soon, thanks for the tip!
How beautiful! I have saved information written on another source about our Botanical Gardens in NJ and will have to add it here one day. I love going at this time of year. My daughter was married at our botanical garden.
@CruiseReady - the daffodils are really lovely, especially as they have been allowed to naturalize for many years and create a beautiful Spring garden. I want to come back another time when I can really explore the forest trails and spend more time off the beaten paths.