New York Botanical Garden, New York City
Want to get away? This is the place. Well landscaped and designed gardens, beautiful trees and flowers and birds. This was a mini vacation all by itself. We went to see the Henri Moore sculpture exhibition. 20 sculptures placed in the landscape. It is too bad they can't be permanent because they truly enhanced the gardens. There is the visitors center and gift shop, the Conservatory, the rose garden, the magnolia garden, the children's garden, the Allee of tulip trees, the rock garden, the wetland trail and the native forest. My favorite view was from the bridge across the Bronx river with the old Snuff mill enveloped by trees. Even 4 hours is pushing it to see it all, but there is no need to rush. Enjoy a garden or two and come back often.
The New York Botanical Garden in the bronx is maybe one of the best off the beaten path tips I can give to tourists who come to New York and have a day to spare. It is located in the Bronx, and there are three ways to go there: by Subway, by bus or by train. My suggestion is to take the bus. The bus stop is right near the Bronx Zoo, another site that you don't really want to miss. Check the Botanical Gerden website for more detailed directions. I has the oportunity to take many visitors to this site and everyone were excited.
Well guess what??? You may never consider living here-- but you might (should) consider going to school here.
Educational and Cultural Institutions
Among the borough's many institutions of higher education are Fordham University (1841), Herbert H. Lehman College (1968) of the City University of New York,- Manhattan College (1853), College of Mount Saint Vincent (1911)(Corazon Aquino, past President of the Phillipines graduated from here), and State University of New York Maritime College (1874).
Points of interest include the Van Cortlandt House (1748); the Valentine-Varian House (1758), which houses the Bronx County Historical Society (1955); the Edgar Allan Poe cottage (1812), where the writer lived from 1846 to 1849; and the Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1900). Also of note are Wave Hill (1965), which includes botanical gardens and an outdoor sculpture garden; and the Bronx Museum of the Arts (1971).
Go by train, that is safest!
You can have a self-guided or a guided tour!
A self-guided tour admits you to the following:
Garden Grounds and Speciality Garden
Narrated Tram Ride
Rock Garden and Native Plant Garden.
This was most lovely after a number of days in the CITY with its Museums and all kinds of MUST SEE / DO things....
We saw that most perfect garden already in bloom, saw grey squirrels, made the tram ride and.....visited the magnificents SHOP....
I bought 2 very nice big shirts, an apron, some gifts, of course a jar of HONEY and a bottle of MAPLE SYROP.......
Wonderful postcards and here too high quality gifts......
THE ADDRESS IS: BRONX NEW YORK
The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, New York (go there by train!)and don't go for a walk in the Bronx!!
There was a SPRING FLOWER EXHIBITION
The squirrels were so quick and agile and not afraid.
THIS was also the place to buy very fine, uncommon gifts!
We also visited the BOTANIC GARDEN BROOKLYN
If you stay in New York for some time, and miss flowers and trees.....
Go to ~The Bronx Botanical Gardens!!!~ AMAZING!!!