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Day Trip to New York Botanical Garden in Bronx, NY

The Nerdy Me

Living in New York can be busy and stressful, so you often are in need of some fresh air and a change of scenery. However, not everyone has time to drive to the Hudson Valley for the day.

So we have an idea for you - the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. This beautiful space features more than a million plants over 250 acres and can easily feel like a wonderland.

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What to see in New York Botanical Garden

Here you can take a walk around the grounds to see what flowers are blooming or go inside to explore the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

In the conservatory, you can see the garden's living collections in tropical rain forests, cactus-filled deserts, explore the displays of palms from all around the world, examine aquatic and carnivorous plants and much more.

Also, there are two restaurants to choose from if you plan on spending more than a few hours there. One of the restaurants offers takeout, so you can even plan a picnic while there.

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If you want a souvenir from your trip, you can head into a gift shop and indulge in all kinds of bits and pieces with plants on them.

Currently, there is a KUSAMA art exhibition being held in the space, so you can enjoy the artwork of one of the most famous and talented contemporary artists in the world.

Opening Hours and Tickets

The New York Botanical Garden is open all year-round, from Tuesday to Sunday and on selective holiday Mondays. The open hours are typically from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The admission tickets are $19-22. Check the official website for more detailed information.

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How to Get to the New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden is located at 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458.

From NYC and its boroughs, you can access the garden via B, D, 4, or 2 trains. An easier route is the Metro-North Harlem local line which takes 20 minutes to Botanical Garden Station from Grand Central.

Other Things to Do in the Bronx

If you never been to the Bronx, then you have to spend some time wandering around. It’s the birthplace of hip-hop culture and there is even a museum being build at the moment for it which is planned to be open in 2023.

So while in the Bronx, you can visit the Bronx Brewery for a bit of party scene and City Island which is a quaint maritime island and a marina that is often full of colorful boats.

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