Member Trips

Garden Membership gives you access to a world of natural beauty and fascinating history far beyond the Garden grounds. Join us for one (or all!) of our Member-Only Trips. To reserve, please email or call 718.817.8703. When reserving a trip or program, you agree to our Member Trips Reservation Conditions and Cancellation Policy.

New Trip! Locust Grove & Walkway over the Hudson

October 20; 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Meet at NYBG
$115; includes transportation, tours, admissions, and boxed lunch

Overlooking the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, the Locust Grove Estate includes elegant gardens and an Italianate villa designed in 1851. On a guided tour discover the mansion's rich history and collection of Hudson River School paintings, 18th-century Dutch landscapes, period furniture, and more. After a delicious boxed lunch, take a guided tour of the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. This linear walkway spanning the Hudson at 212 feet tall and 1.28 miles long, is the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.

Woodlawn Cemetery & Bartow-Pell Mansion

October 26, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Meet at NYBG
$80; includes two guided tours and transportation

Hop on the Bronx Trolley to visit sites that capture the beauty of fall foliage and the Bronx's rich history. Take in Woodlawn Cemetery's history, landscape design, and architecture. Then discover a hidden gem nestled in a richly wooded area of Pelham Bay Park, Bartow-Pell Mansion. Take a midday break at Arthur Avenue for lunch on your own.

Thain Family Forest Luncheon

November 3; 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Meet at NYBG
$55; includes guided walking tour and private lunch

Members will be guided through the Thain Family Forest during fall foliage season by the forest staff that maintains the beautiful 50-acre woodland. Learn about the Thain Family Forest restoration, research, and education programs. Highlights will include exploring the Forest and the Bronx River, and greeting any wildlife we discover along the way. After the tour, we'll walk to the historic Lillian and Amy Goldman Stone Mill for a private lunch. During lunch, your forest tour guides will be on hand to answer your questions regarding the Forest and its history.

Longwood Gardens' Holiday

Friday, December 2; 9:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
Meet at NYBG
$150; includes transportation, continental breakfast, Yuletide luncheon, admission, guided tour, and gratuities.

Get a full view of dazzling twinkle lights, beautifully lit fountain performances, and magnificently adorned trees. Poinsettias, amaryllis, artemisia, begonias, cyclamen, hybrid lilies, red-berried plants, and many other flowers flourish inside acres of heated glass conservatories. Enjoy this annual holiday event, a day and night of beauty and leisure that includes a delicious gourmet Yuletide luncheon and guided tour.

Three Dates! Holiday Trolley Tour of Historical Bronx Houses

December 8, 15, and 16; 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (December 15 and 16 sold out!)
Meet at NYBG
$80; includes transportation and three guided tours

Board on old-fashioned trolley at the Garden for tours of three of the historic houses featured in the Holiday Train Show®, including the Van Cortlandt House Museum, the Valentine-Varian House, and the Bartow-Pell Mansion. A midday stop at Arthur Avenue for lunch and shopping rounds out this day full of festivities.

Two Dates! Philadelphia International Flower Show 2017: Holland

March 15 & 16; 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Meet at NYBG
$105; includes continental breakfast, snacks, transportation, and admission

The Philadelphia International Flower Show is an amazing world of great gardening and design that dates back to 1829. This annual indoor flower show is the largest in the world, stretching across 10-acres of beautiful displays of creative garden designs and flower crafts. In 2017 the show will celebrate the wonders of Holland. From windmills and wooden shoes to vibrant tulips and flower fields, explore diverse stories of horticulture, innovative eco-design, and modern urban greening of the Netherlands. Join us for a full day of fun, shopping, and discovery during this grand exhibition.