NY Botanical Garden

I would be remiss if I didn’t cover this garden as well after covering the one in Brooklyn.  Located in the Bronx, the NY Botanical Garden is about six times as large as the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  Among the well-manicured landscaping, it has sections dedicated to certain plants and flowers.  The glasshouse Conservatory on the grounds hosts changing exhibits and is a well-known choice for weddings.  The great thing about this garden is that it houses a 50-acre native (virgin) forest.  You can, and should, do an easy one-way hike through it using a map that you pick up at the entrance.  The hike takes about one and a half hours.  I wouldn’t even call it a hike.  It’s a stroll. 

The famous glasshouse with lily pond:

Manicured gardens

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Although educational, sometimes the signage gets a little ridiculous.

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Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses…

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…and maybe spot a frog before you leave.
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The NY Botanical Garden is located at Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road.  It is open every day except Monday, from 10am to 6pm.  There are exceptions on certain dates.  Admission is $6 for the grounds.  Rotating exhibits cost extra.  To get there by subway, take the B, D, or 4 train to Bedford Park Blvd Station.  From the station exit, take the Bx 26 bus east to the Garden’s Mosholu Gate entrance (or) walk eight blocks down the hill on Bedford Park Blvd to the end (approximately 20 minutes).  Turn left onto Kazimiroff Blvd and walk one block to Mosholu Gate entrance.  If you’re driving, parking is $12.


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3 Responses to “NY Botanical Garden”

  1. Karyn Eisler Says:

    Oh my gosh … this is so beautiful. How did I miss this one too? While I saw a lot while in NY, I clearly missed out on the botanical gardens. Is this one near the Bronx Zoo?

    [Also wondering if you got my email in response to the photo you sent?]

  2. TheOutdoorNewYorker Says:

    Yes! It is actually across the street from the zoo!

  3. Karyn Eisler Says:

    Don’t know how I missed it, then. No idea. I was right there!

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