Bronx Botanical Gardens

Bronx Botanical Gardens

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is a botanical garden and National Historic Landmark located in the Bronx, New York City. The 250-acre (100 ha) site’s verdant landscape supports over one million living plants in extensive collections. Each year over one million visitors visit the garden’s remarkable diversity of tropical, temperate, and desert flora, as well as programming that ranges from exhibitions in the Haupt Conservatory to festivals on Daffodil Hill.
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Bronx Botanical Gardens

Located in the Bronx, the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden is a showplace of nature in every season of the year. Discover 50 breathtaking gardens, indoor rain forests and deserts, 50 acres of native forest, a river, waterfalls, and rolling green hills.
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Bronx Botanical Gardens

Founded in 1899, the LuEsther T. Mertz Library is the largest, most comprehensive botanical library in the Americas. In addition to botany and horticulture, the Library’s collections are used for studies in fields as diverse as history, anthropology, landscape and building design, architectural history, ethnobotany, economic botany, urban social history, and environmental policy. In addition to current scholarly books and serials, the Mertz Library holds many rare and historically important works ranging from medieval herbals, to 17th-century depictions of the princely gardens of Europe, to accounts of botanical exploration and discovery in the 18th century, to the writings of Carl von Linné (Linnaeus) and Charles Darwin.
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Bronx Botanical Gardens

The Garden is also a major educational institution. As of 2016, more than 1,000,000 people annually—among them Bronx families, school children, and teachers—learn about plant science, ecology, and healthful eating through NYBG’s hands-on, curriculum-based programming. Nearly 90,000 of those visitors are children from underserved neighboring communities, while more than 3,000 are teachers from New York City’s public school system participating in professional development programs that train them to teach science courses at all grade levels.
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Bronx Botanical Gardens

The forest itself is split by the Bronx River, the only fresh water river in New York City, and this stretch of the river includes a riverine canyon and rapids. Along the shores sits the landmark Stone Mill, previously known as the Lorillard Snuff Mill built in 1840. Sculptor Charles Tefft created the Fountain of Life on the grounds in 1905. “It was conceived in the spirit of Italian baroque fountains, with the surging movement of galloping horses and muscular riders.”
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Bronx Botanical Gardens

snoopy2632003 Bronx, New York Level Contributor 18 reviews 13 attraction reviews “I attended the Orchid show featuring Thailand and a tram ride” Reviewed 1 week ago The Conservatory was filled with beautiful Orchids, flowers,vines,succulents and amazing blooms worldwide I enjoyed the Tram ride around the grounds and viewed what had already bloomed. It is the beginning of the spring now, so everything is not out. Their flower gift shop was also very nice. Helpful? Thank snoopy2632003 Report
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Bronx Botanical Gardens

The New York Botanical Garden is a showplace of nature in every season and offers a variety of unique spaces as a backdrop for your special event. Indoors and out, you will find some of the world’s most spectacular settings—from our historic Victorian glasshouse, cascading waterfall, and 50 acres of forest, to rolling hills, wetlands, and stunning plant collections. With easy access from Manhattan and all points in the tri-state area, innovative dining experiences from STARR Events, and the finest service and amenities, the Garden is one of New York City’s premier destinations for corporate events, social celebrations, weddings, and grand galas. Whether you are looking for a stunning garden setting or need the perfect location for a photo or film shoot, let us help plan a memorable event.
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Bronx Botanical Gardens

The July 2016 corpse flower bloom has concluded. Stay tuned for future updates on the progress of other Amorphophallus titanum plants in our collection. After Nearly 80 Years, a Botanical Phenomenon Returns to NYBG The bloom of our Amorphophallus titanum, known to many as the corpse flower, is a horticultural jewel 10 years in the making. Each day of careful tending and feeding has led up to this moment: a brief yet glorious window in which the enormous plant (up to eight feet high) will unfurl, displaying the striking red interior and uncanny scent to which it owes its name. This is the first time that a blooming titan-arum has been put on display at the Garden since 1939, and this unique plant is unpredictable—it may be in flower for only one or two days. Whenever this rare plant blooms, it causes a sensation. Maybe it’s because it is known for having one of the largest inflorescences in the world, but more likely it’s because of the infamous odor it releases during its brief 24–36-hour peak, like the smell of rotting flesh, the reason the plant is more popularly known as the corpse flower. Follow us here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on this incredible event.
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Saturday; 11 a.m. Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with an expert to learn about bird-friendly habitats, migrating species, and birds that make a permanent home at the Garden. Also look out for butterflies looking for nectar in the Garden’s flowers!
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A staff of 200 trains 42 doctoral students at a time, from all over the world. Since the 1890s, scientists from The New York Botanical Garden have mounted about 2,000 exploratory missions worldwide to collect plants in the wild.
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The Garden contains 50 different gardens and plant collections. There is a serene cascade waterfall, as well as wetlands and a 50-acre (20 ha) tract of original, never-logged, old-growth New York forest.
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Pamela M Northvale, New Jersey Level Contributor 68 reviews 26 attraction reviews 20 helpful votes “Spectacular” Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile I can't say anything about the gardens that hasn't already been said. It's an amazing place to visit at all times of the year. I'm especially excited for the Chihuly exhibit coming. There are already has some pieces installed so that was a nice surprise. Quite busy on nice weekends, which is to be expected. Helpful? Thank Pamela M Report