An Unforgettable Destination in Any Season

Visiting with a group is the best way to explore NYBG. Whether you are a tour operator, university group, community club, or just a bunch of friends, everyone enjoys a great discount with advanced purchase of 15 or more tickets. You'll also receive personalized service from our expert staff and can customize your visit with a private tour or catered meal. All groups receive:

  • Entrance to all gardens and collections, special exhibitions, and daily programs
  • Unlimited access to the Garden Tram Tour
  • Great savings! Enjoy a discount on daytime admission and most evening events

 

Corporate Volunteers

NYBG’s Corporate Membership Program offers exclusive group volunteer activities to work on grounds throughout the year. Corporate partner groups play an integral role in ongoing forest restoration, grounds maintenance, and program support.

Employees are invited to schedule activities in groups of 10 or more. Depending on the season, volunteer needs may include invasive species removal or trail maintenance in the Thain Family Forest, special garden projects in the Edible Academy, or customer service support for festival weekends. All volunteer efforts help NYBG continue to be a leader in environmental sustainability education.

 

Guided Tours

Special Exhibition Tour

Get an insider’s look at signature NYBG events including The Orchid Show and the Holiday Train Show®. See all current and upcoming exhibitions.

Private Tram Tour

A relaxing and informative way to see the renowned gardens and architecture of NYBG. Highlights include dramatic rock outcroppings, a river and waterfall, ponds, and rolling hills. Perfect for groups with limited time or mobility. 30 person minimum required.

Guided Walking Tour

A guided tour amid peak bloom in one of our 50 individual gardens and plant collections is the best way to see NYBG. Experience a tapestry of color and contemporary design in the Native Plant Garden, beauty and diversity in the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, and stunning tranquility in the Thain Family Forest.

Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Tour

Discover a tropical rain forest, a cactus-filled desert, and an ever-changing landscape of magnificent flowers and lush foliage in the nation’s premier Victorian-style glasshouse.

 

Events & Exhibitions

The Orchid Show: Thailand | February 18–April 9, 2017
The Orchid Show celebrates its 15th year at NYBG with an incredible homage to Thailand. Witness thousands of blooming orchids inside the landmark Haupt Conservatory.

CHIHULY | April 22–October 29, 2017
Breathtaking works of art by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly will be on view at NYBG in the artist’s first major garden exhibition in more than ten years in New York.

The Holiday Train Show® | November 24, 2017–January 15, 2018
A must-see New York tradition where enhancing model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other materials.

For a full list of upcoming events and exhibitions, click here.

 

VIP & Individual Tours

Seasonal highlights tours via golf cart, behind-the-scenes tours with NYBG Curators and Scientists, and private viewings are available upon request. E-mail the Group Sales Office.

 

Self-Guided Tours

The self-guided All-Garden Pass ticket includes entrance into the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the Everett Children's Adventure Garden, Rock Garden, audio narrated public tram tour, and access to public programs. Discounted group rate is based on the seasonal general admission price.

 

Dining Packages

The Garden offers a variety of dining catering options for groups of every size, taste, and budget. Enjoy a boxed lunch, buffet, or elegant plated meal in one of NYBG’s unique venues like the historic 1840 Lillian and Amy Goldman Stone Mill or Garden Terrace Room. All dining packages include admission and a guided tour. Group minimums apply. Call 718.817.8687 or e-mail grouptours@nybg.org for sample menus, rates, and availability.

Groups can also enjoy first-class, culinary creations at The Pine Tree Café, or make reservations at the full-service Hudson Garden Grill, featuring New American cuisine using locally sourced ingredients.