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New York Botanical Garden Tour
Where is NYBG located?
The New York Botanical Garden is located at 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx. In addition to the main entrance, NYBG has three other public entrances:
What are NYBG’s opening hours?
The New York Botanical Garden is open Tuesday through Sunday and Monday statutory holidays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturdays in May and June, the garden is open until 9 p.m.
How can I get to NYBG?
You can get to NYBG by car, take public transportation, or ride a bike.
North metro: Take the local Metro-North Harlem line to Botanical Garden station, located directly opposite the Mosholu entrance to the garden. To see the MTA website for timetables and maps, and note that the exact fares depend on when you are traveling.
As a participant in Metro-North New York City Getaways program, NYBG offers discounts on the Garden Pass and train tickets, including savings of up to 20% on tickets.
Subway: Take the B, D or 4 train to Bedford Park Blvd. station. From the station exit, take the Bx26 bus east to the Mosholu entrance to the garden. Alternatively, you can walk eight blocks down the hill on Bedford Park Boulevard (about 20 minutes). Turn left on Southern Boulevard and walk one block to the Mosholu entrance.
Take train 2 to Allerton Ave station. From the station exit, walk three blocks west on Allerton Avenue. Turn left on Bronx Park East and walk two blocks to Waring Avenue. At the entrance to the park, go up the small hill leading directly to the east gate of the garden (daytime access only).
Please Note: East Gate is open during normal NYBG daytime hours. Use the Mosholu entrance to access the evening events.
NYBG also offers free bike racks at all entrance gates. However, cycling is not allowed inside the park.
Is there parking at NYBG?
Yes! Parking costs $ 20 per vehicle. However, parking is free for active members of support level and above with a valid parking pass.
Enter through the main entrance at 2900 Southern Blvd. for on-site parking. During peak hours, vehicles may park on the off-site lot, located at 401 Bedford Park Blvd. (near the Mosholu entrance).
How much do New York Botanical Garden tickets cost?
Advance ticket reservations are required. All visitors must have mobile or printed timed entry tickets for admission. Tickets are available for online reservations in installments.
Note that there is a different pricing structure depending on whether you have access to the grounds and galleries and are a New York resident. Proof of residency is required.
- KUSAMA garden and gallery pass: $ 35; $ 32 seniors and students (with valid ID); $ 15 for children 2 to 12 years old; free for children under 2 years old.
- KUSAMA Garden Pass: Residents: $ 15; $ 7 seniors and students (with valid ID); $ 4 for children 2 to 12 years old; free for children under 2 years old. Non-residents of New York: $ 25; $ 22 seniors and students (with valid ID); $ 12 for children 2 to 12 years old; free for children under 2 years old
Can I become a NYBG member?
Absolutely! The garden offers several levels of annual subscription options, all of which include unlimited admission for one year, special discounts, member previews, reciprocal benefits at over 300 gardens across North America, and more. The family membership includes free entry and other benefits for 2 adults and up to 5 children (16 years or under), as well as 2 free passes for members.
Is NYBG accessible?
Wheelchair loans are available. Due to the terrain, some parts of the NYBG are not accessible. However, NYGB buildings and tour vehicles are accessible. To see the NYBG Accessibility Card for more details.
What other family attractions are near NYBG?
The Bronx Zoo, the city’s largest zoo, is within walking distance. Also nearby is historic Arthur Avenue (sometimes called New York’s ‘Other Little Italy’), home to ice cream, pizza, mozzarella, and more.
Is NYBG on social media?
For more information visit nybg.org, or call 718-817-8700.
Main photo by Garrett Ziegler
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