Directions

The Garden is located at 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458

Please use the Garden directions listed below to reach 2900 Southern Blvd., as they are faster and more accurate than GPS systems:

Public Transportation
Driving Directions
Bicycle Directions
Parking

Public Transportation

By Metro-North Railroad

Take the Metro-North Harlem local line to Botanical Garden Station. Walk across Southern Boulevard to the Garden's Mosholu Gate entrance. Just 20 minutes from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan! Also convenient from other locations.

By Subway

Take the B, D, or 4 train to Bedford Park Blvd. Station. From the station exit:

  • Take the Bx26 bus east to the Garden's Mosholu Gate entrance.
  • OR walk eight blocks down the hill on Bedford Park Blvd. (approximately 20 minutes). Turn left onto Southern Blvd. and walk one block to Mosholu Gate entrance.

For schedules and maps, visit the MTA Web site.

Driving Directions

From Manhattan (West Side)

West Side Hwy North to Henry Hudson Pkwy North to Mosholu Pkwy (Exit 24). Continue to the end. Turn right onto Southern Blvd. At the third traffic light, turn left into the Garden.

From Manhattan (East Side)

FDR Drive North to Robert F. Kennedy Bridge (formerly the Triboro Bridge) to Bruckner Expwy East (I-278) to Bronx River Pkwy North to Fordham Rd (Exit 7W). Merge onto Fordham Rd and stay in right lane. Turn right onto Southern Blvd, and continue to the Garden entrance on the right.

From Westchester County

Saw Mill River Pkwy South to Cross County Pkwy East (OR Hutchinson River Pkwy South to Cross County Pkwy West) to Bronx River Pkwy South to Fordham Rd (Exit 7W). Merge onto Fordham Rd and stay in right lane. Turn right onto Southern Blvd, and continue to the Garden entrance on the right.

From Connecticut

New England Thruway South (I-95) to Pelham Parkway West (Exit 8C). Pelham Pkwy turns into Fordham Rd after 2 miles. Turn right onto Southern Blvd, and continue to the Garden entrance on the right.

Or Merritt Pkwy South to Hutchinson River Pkwy South to Cross County Pkwy West to Bronx River Pkwy South to Fordham Road (Exit 7W) Merge onto Fordham Rd and stay in right lane. Turn right onto Southern Blvd, and continue to the Garden entrance on the right.

From Long Island

Throgs Neck Bridge to New England Thruway (I-95) North to Pelham Pkwy West (Exit 8C). Pelham Pkwy turns into Fordham Rd after 2 miles. Turn right onto Southern Blvd, and continue to the Garden entrance on the right.

From Upstate NY

NYS Thruway South (I-87) to Saw Mill River Pkwy South (Exit 7A, just south of I-287) to Mosholu Pkwy (Exit 24). Continue to the end. Turn right onto Southern Blvd. At the third traffic light, turn left into the Garden.

From New Jersey

George Washington Bridge to Henry Hudson Pkwy North to Mosholu Pkwy (Exit 24). Continue to the end. Turn right onto Southern Blvd. At the third traffic light, turn left into the Garden.

From Brooklyn and Queens

Bronx-Whitestone Bridge to Hutchinson River Pkwy North to Bruckner Expwy West (I-278) to Bronx River Pkwy North to Fordham Rd (Exit 7W). Merge onto Fordham Rd and stay in right lane. Turn right onto Southern Blvd, and continue to the Garden entrance on the right.

Directions from Manhattan or Long Island may be preferable, depending on your starting point.

Bicycle Directions

The New York Botanical Garden encourages bicycle riding as an environmentally friendly and healthy alternate means of transportation to and from the Garden.

(Please note that bicycle riding is not permitted on the Garden grounds.)

For bike routes to The New York Botanical Garden within city limits, please visit Ride the City.

The preferred bike route to The New York Botanical Garden is from Manhattan's West Side:
  • West Side Highway Bike Path North
  • To Riverside Drive
  • To Broadway
  • Over Broadway Bridge
  • To Van Cortlandt Parkway South
  • To Mosholu Parkway
  • To Southern Boulevard
  • To Garden Entrance

Other bike routes to The New York Botanical Garden:

From Manhattan's East Side:
  • First Avenue North
  • Over Willis Avenue Bridge
  • To Third Avenue
  • To East Fordham Road
  • To Southern Boulevard
  • To Garden Entrance

From Westchester's West Side:
  • Route 100
  • To Bronx River Road (Parallels Bronx River Parkway)
  • To Webster Avenue
  • To Mosholu Parkway
  • To Southern Boulevard
  • To Garden Entrance

From Westchester's East Side:
  • Boston Post Road South
  • To Shore Road
  • To Pelham Parkway
  • To Southern Boulevard
  • To Garden Entrance

Parking

Convenient parking is available onsite via the Conservatory Gate entrance at 2900 Southern Blvd. Our new, secure parking facility adjacent to the Metro-North Botanical Garden Station is also available and ideal for commuters, Garden neighbors, and others looking for a safe and affordable parking solution. It is the ideal "park and ride"—step out of your car and take a quick and convenient train ride to Manhattan or White Plains! Competitive monthly rate packages available.

Daily Parking Prices

  • Weekdays: $12
  • Weekends, Holiday Mondays, and peak dates: $15