Plan your visit ahead of time to make the most of your Holiday Train Show® experience. Learn more about ticket pricing and availability, Garden hours during the holiday season, directions for getting to NYBG, and shopping and dining offerings.

The 2016-17 Holiday Train Show has concluded. Stay tuned for 2017-18 details.

Pricing & Tips | Directions | Shopping | Dining

Pricing & Tips

All-Garden Pass Pricing

Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out.

  • All-Garden Pass tickets include admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Special Exhibitions, Everett Children's Adventure Garden, Rock Garden (April–October) and Tram Tour.
  • The Holiday Train Show® takes place in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, which is accessed with timed entry tickets.
  • Although these tickets are sold in 15-minute increments, you may spend as much time enjoying the exhibition as you wish once inside.
  • Reserve your tickets online in advance of your visit and print your tickets to avoid lines at Ticket Windows.


     $20 Adult
     $18 Student/Senior
     $10 Children 2–12
     Free Children under 2

Weekends, Monday Holidays, and Holiday Weeks

     $30 Adult
     $28 Student/Senior
     $18 Children 2–12
     Free Children under 2

All-Garden Pass access is FREE for active Members. Not a Member? Become a Member today and enjoy discounts, exclusive access, and much more!

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Special events such as Bar Car Nights, lectures and Adult Education classes require separate fees. Advance reservations are strongly recommended as these events do sell out.


  • Strollers, tripods/monopods, easels, selfie sticks, food, and drink are not permitted in the Conservatory, Art Gallery, and the Ross Hall.
  • Stay on paths, picnic in designated areas, and keep your pets at home. Picking flowers, climbing trees, and recreational sports are not permitted.
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere on Garden grounds.
  • Read more tips for visiting here.



The Garden is located off Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road (Exit 7W) and is easily accessible from all points in the Tri-State area. For more information, visit


Convenient parking is available on the Garden grounds or at a secure parking facility just a short walk from the Garden's new Bedford Park Gate and the Metro-North Botanical Garden Station. This new garage offers 24/7 security and covered parking for both visitors and commuters with a variety of rate options.

Daily Parking Prices
Weekdays: $15
Weekends, Holiday Mondays, and peak dates: $15

Public Transportation

The Garden is just 20 minutes from Grand Central Terminal on Metro-North Railroad to Botanical Garden Station. It is also accessible by subway on B, D, or 4 trains to Bedford Park Boulevard Station. For schedules and maps, visit the MTA Web site at

More Information

For more information on getting to the Garden and parking, call 718.817.8779 or visit

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Leon Levy Visitor Center

Open during regular Garden hours.

Discover signature items for home and garden, and find new and unusual plants for indoors and out, nature-inspired toys, distinctive personal accessories, exhibition-related items, and more. The Shop’s superb selection of gardening and horticulture books provides insight for beginner and experienced gardeners alike. During the Holiday Train Show®, explore NYBG Shop’s winter wonderland of glittering ornaments, home décor, unique holiday gifts, and toy trains for kids of all ages. Also, take home the memories of your visit with a copy of the brand new book, Holiday Train Show: A City Within a City.

Purchases in the Shop and online support the Garden’s pursuit of excellence in horticulture, plant research and conservation, and education.

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The Pine Tree Café

Open daily during regular Garden hours.

Enjoy first-class culinary creations amid one of the Garden's arboreal wonders: a world-renowned collection of rare and unusual pines from Asia, Europe, and North America that features century-old specimens nearly 100 feet tall. The family-friendly menu ranges from artisanal panini, Neapolitan-style pizza, and signature salads to sweet treats and snacks.

Gingerbread Café

Friday – Sunday and daily December 19 – January 2 and January 16; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

The Gingerbread Café offers a festive setting to satisfy both kids and grown-ups with a great selection of items including hot dogs, soups, sandwiches, salads, pretzels, nachos, chili, coffee drinks and hot chocolate, and a host of holiday sweet treats.

Hudson Garden Grill

11 a.m.–6 p.m.*

Advance reservations for Hudson Garden Grill are recommended. Please see for availability.

Nestled within the 40-acre Ross Conifer Arboretum, Hudson Garden Grill is the first full-service dining destination to open on NYBG grounds, offering innovative New American cuisine and locally sourced ingredients.

* Offerings limited to bar service, coffee, and lights snacks from 3–6 p.m. Tuesday–Friday; December 19; and January 16. Full service is offered all day on weekends; November 25; and December 26–January 2.

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Enjoy Mexican food and drink inspired by Kahlo's own recipes. Stop by the Pine Tree Café for Mexican flatbreads, crisp and spicy salads, sweet aguas frescas, and other specialty snacks. The newly opened Hudson Garden Grill will offer a leisurely dining experience with a prix fixe menu influenced by the exhibit. And the Leon Levy Visitor Center will come alive with an outdoor Cantina featuring micheladas, margaritas, Mexican snacks, and more. The Casa Azul Taco Truck will also be serving delicious Mexican fare.

Casa Azul Taco Truck menu  |  Pine Tree Café menu  |  Hudson Garden Grill menu