The New York Botanical Garden is located in the Bronx, just across Route 1 from the Bronx Zoo. It sits on 250 acres land once owned by tobacco magnate Pierre Lorillard and opened in 1891. In addition to hosting thousands of species, the New York Botanical Garden is one of the world’s premier research centers into botany and plant genetics.
There’s a lot to see while you’re here. The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory features plants from all over the world, including rain forest and desert. Tune up your senses for an assault of color, texture, and scent as you stroll through the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden. A fifty acre patch of virgin forest includes trees that are more than 200 years old.
The New York Botanical Garden is easily accessible by subway. There’s no better place to escape the hustle of Manhattan than here.
Telephone: (718) 817 8700
Hours: Open daily 10:00-18:00 (March-October); 10:00-17:00 November-February
Admission (includes admission to Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, any exhibition, Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, and Tram Tour):
$20.00 Adults ($6.00 for basic admission)
$8.00 Children (2-12)