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New York Botanical Garden to open in July

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The New York Botanical Garden is a places-to-go suggestion of the DEC. This is only one of a host of reccomendations on delightful places to go and things to do. Click on their website for more suggestions.

In June the New York Botanical Garden was excited to announce that NYBG is planning to reopen as part of New York Forward’s Phase 4, which is projected to begin on July 20. They will share their official date as soon as it is confirmed. Their reopening will begin with an Appreciation Week for Garden Patrons & Members, our Bronx Neighbors, and Bronx Health Care Heroes, followed by the general public.

Until then, they are preparing the Garden to welcome us back with safety as their priority. They are committed to providing us an enjoyable Garden experience with some new guidelines in place.

A few notes:

  • All visitors, including Patrons & Members, will need to reserve a timed ticket in advance; capacity will be reduced.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting practices will be implemented.
  • Staff and visitors will be required to wear face coverings.
  • Only outdoor gardens and collections will be open, with social distancing measures in place.

With 250 acres to explore, there will be so much to see—from vibrant palettes of hibiscuses and hydrangeas to the tranquil beauty of water lilies and lotuses. Become a Member today and be among the first to return during our Appreciation Week.

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), located in the Bronx, occupies 250 acres of dramatic rock outcroppings, rolling hills, waterfalls and ponds. There are over one million plants in the 50 theme gardens, delighting more than 750,000 visitors each year.

Trails: The Azalea Garden holds one of the largest and most important collections of azaleas in the world. It is located in the heart of the Botanical Garden, where visitors can meander along woodland paths through the collection of almost 3,000 azaleas and rhododendrons. The pink, white and lavender plants begin flowering in March and are in full bloom by Mother's Day.

The alpine-inspired landscape of the Rock Garden takes you into a natural setting that seems far from the city's skyscrapers. A waterfall, natural rock outcroppings and shade gardens provide the backdrop for the two-and-a-half-acre oasis.

Surface: Paved paths
Length: Varies
Difficulty: Easy (some trails throughout the property are accessible to wheelchairs)

Wildlife and Natural Attractions: The centerpiece of the NYBG is the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. There are 11 interconnected galleries within it, each representing a different habitat, from palms of the world to tropical rainforests and African desert.

Update on Reopening NYBG

2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458

Getting There: Get directions to NYBG from Google Maps

More Information: New York Botanical Garden
Nearby Attractions: Bronx Zoo




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