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New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)
New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)

New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)

2900 Southern Blvd

The Basics

Access to the NYBG is ticketed and visitors can book all-garden passes in advance. Once inside, explore the vast grounds, including the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the Thain Family Forest, and the Rock Garden. A good way to get your bearings—and save yourself from achy feet—is to take the tram tour. Some New York City sightseeing passes include free admission to the garden, as well as access to hop-on hop-off buses, which stop outside the entrance.

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Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions
Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions
$69.00 per adult
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Great experience!
It was nice to tour on the bus! The driver was kind! I liked that you could have tickets for the sights and the bus all in one pass!
Teresa_F, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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NY
Dawn_S, Aug 2021
Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions
Statue of Liberty Empire State Building Ellis island Least favorite was hop on bus. Too hot on the way back. Miserable
star-4
Great walking tour of New York!
VJem5_, Jul 2021
Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions
Our tour guide was great, She’s well informed and explained what we were going to expect during the tour. I will recommend this tour. We’re glad we did it!
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Very happy
Debra_D, May 2021
Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions
We enjoyed the Empire State Building, the 911 memorial was great. We visited the wax museum which was fun.
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Weekend in New York City
Susan_S, Jul 2018
New York Sightseeing Day Pass: 100+ Attractions including One World Observatory
Pass was well worth buying, Bus tour guides were very helpful tours were excellent. Was able to go to some exhibits with fast track.
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Excellent Customer Service
Steven_H, Mar 2020
Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions
Purchased 4 x 7 attraction New York City Explorer Pass. Only able to use it once, due to everything closing because of Corona virus. Viator refunded the unused value, excellent customer service.
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Absolutely excellent!
Laura D, Jan 2019
New York Sightseeing Day Pass: 100+ Attractions including One World Observatory
I can’t recommend the sightseeing pass enough. If you are visiting for the first time like us and want to pack as much in as possible you will save A LOT of money. There were also some attractions we wouldn’t have known about if we hadn’t bought the pass - eg Intrepid museum. Our teenage boys loved it. I simply printed the passes with the barcode and laminated before our trip. It was very simple to use. Some attractions you have to visit and buy a timed ticket to come back but that would be the case even without the pass. Eg Top if the Rock -we just returned the next morning and walked straight in without a queue. Really great pass - definitely worth the money.(We had the three day pass)
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Worth it
Kathleen_S, Mar 2020
Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions
Brilliant and value for money plenty choices to pick from spoiled for choice everything easy to get too
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New york passes
Emma, Feb 2020
Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions
Getting our new York pass before heading to New York was such a benefit. We simply printed out our passes which is one page per person with a bar code, we took this barcode with us to the attractions and this got our tickets. This meant the money we had was simply for meals and shopping.
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Waoh!
Dorcas E, Jan 2020
Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions
Cheaper way to take in the sites. Really enjoyed the bus ride at night. The commentator was such fun
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TRIP Empire
Culture65175618484, Jun 2019
Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions
A good trip in all, but there were time restrictions on the day, that we were not aware of until we were on the hop-on-hop-off bus. The bus basically shuts down at 6 p.m. and a night tour commences about an hour later (which was not included in our 24 hour (?) bus pass). We did have a good time in the Empire State building and got a chance to do some shopping. It was a little inconvenient having to find and transfer to a different bus to go to Upper Manhattan. Overall, not a bad deal.
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Provides structure to your visit
Departure21784938380, Jun 2019
Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions
Helps with budgeting, pass can be bought well in advance of trip. Use for higher priced attractions to gain best value from pass. Bought 5 attraction pass for 7 day visit and struggled to use all of it. Lots to do for free in New York so go for 3 attraction pass and walk. You see lots more.
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Useful good value pass
Margaret_B, Jun 2019
Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions
We were in NY for 5 nights and bought a 3 visit pass which was about right-and did the bus tour, 9/11 Museum and Empire State as bought a separate guided trip for Statue of Liberty to get into the pedestal. We were lucky with the timing of our trip in May as the bus company were offering 2 days for the price of one so had extra value for our city pass which was good value anyway.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • New York Botanical Garden is a must for anyone who needs a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

  • A visit to the garden inevitably involves some walking, so wear comfortable shoes.

  • Most of the exhibits are outdoors; dress accordingly.

  • Most areas are wheelchair accessible, as is the tram, though some sections are inaccessible because of sloping, uneven topography.

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How to Get There

NYBG is situated on Southern Boulevard in the Bronx, NYC. To get here, ride the Metro–North Harlem local line from Grand Central terminal to the Botanical Garden station. The nearest subway stops are Bedford Park Boulevard (B, D, or 4 train) and Allerton Avenue (2), which are a 15-minute and a 20-minute walk away, respectively.

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When to Get There

There is in no bad time to visit the NYBG. The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is in full bloom May to October, while the Thain Family Forest is most spectacular during fall. The Holiday Train Show attracts crowds November to January, while the Orchid Show takes place in March and April. Ticket prices are reduced midweek, and admission to the grounds (excluding the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, special exhibitions, the Rock Garden, and the tram tour) is free on Wednesdays.

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The Home Gardening Center

For keen gardeners, the NYBG’s Home Gardening Center is a big part of the garden’s appeal. Between March and November, the center offers a program designed to inspire and educate amateur gardeners. As well as model gardens and display areas, the center also offers tips from experts on vegetable gardening, composting, and other essential techniques.

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