The Botanical Garden
The New York Botanical Garden is one of the most important botanical gardens in the United States. It’s a lovely place to visit if you don’t know what to do on your trip to New York, and where you can also enjoy the long-awaited and much-hoped-for Christmas vacation.
The Botanical Garden covers almost 100 hectares and boasts a long history, having been founded in 1891. It contains more than a million plants, all arranged with the utmost care. The botanical garden is also one of the oldest in the United States, having been declared a World Heritage Site in 1967.
Located in the Bronx, one of New York’s best-known boroughs, the garden is a breath of fresh air in this chaotic, cosmopolitan city. With 48 different gardens and a wooded area called “Virgin Nature”, the garden strives to preserve them as they were when settlers first arrived on the continent.
Among the botanical garden’s collections are a Japanese garden, a herbarium with thousands of different species (where you can learn about their properties). Another favorite garden is that of orchids, delicate flowers that delight with their exotic shapes and colors.
The New York Botanical Garden is more than just a vast collection of plants. The garden is situated in such a position that the Bronx River runs through it, adding variety to the landscape. In addition, there is a canyon within the garden. In addition, the wooded area containing specimens from 200 years ago is impressive in an area of the Bronx that is mainly associated with dense housing.
In the Botanical Garden, various research projects are carried out and constant work is done to protect endangered species and to bring knowledge of nature, of our environment, closer to finding a balance in the coexistence of man and nature.
The botanical garden allows us to interact directly with nature and thus acquire knowledge through hands-on learning about many plant species. Nevertheless, the New York Botanical Garden has been fulfilling an educational function for many years. This is due not only to the various exhibitions and school group visits, but also to the fact that the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, which boasts one of the world’s largest collections of works on botany, is located on the grounds of the botanical garden.
Above all, the Botanic Garden is a haven of peace, a place where you can get in touch with nature, enjoy beautiful exhibits and appreciate the beauty of our environment.
How to get to the Garden
The garden is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday,
The New York Botanical Garden is located in the Bronx, in the northern part of the city. It can be reached on lines 2 and 5 of the New York subway system.
Tickets can be purchased online on the official website of the New York Botanical Gardens.
Adult tickets cost $35. Students with a valid student card and seniors over 65 pay $31. Children aged 2 to 12 pay $15.
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458, U.S.A.