New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10458- Map It
Phone: (718) 817-8700
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New York Botanical Garden, 200th St. and Kazimiroff Blvd., was founded in 1891 and is one of the world's largest botanical gardens, covering 250 acres. The grounds have many specialty gardens and plant collections. The palace-like, glass-enclosed Enid A. Haupt Conservatory contains plants displayed in settings similar to their tropical, subtropical and desert habitats. Outdoor gardens feature herbs, conifers, azaleas, roses and perennials as well as 50 acres of original forest that once covered the city. The 12-acre, indoor/outdoor Everett Children's Adventure Garden has 40 hands-on activities for discovering plants and nature, plus mazes and topiaries. Other features include narrated tram rides, children's activities and guided walking tours. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
Grounds only $15; $7 (ages 65+ and students with ID); $4 (ages 2-12); free (to all on Wed.; Sat. 9 a.m.-10 a.m.). All-Garden Pass (includes admission to the conservatory, special exhibitions, children's garden, rock garden and tram tour) Sat.-Sun. and Mon. holidays $28; $25 (ages 65+ and students with ID); $12 (ages 2-12). All-Garden Pass Mon.-Fri. $23; $20 (ages 65+ and students with ID); $10 (ages 2-12). Conservatory rates vary; phone ahead. Parking: $15.
Hours: Grounds open Tues.-Sun. 10-6, Mar.-Dec.; 10-5, rest of year. Hours vary for conservatory and children's plant gardens; phone ahead. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.