Tips for your Garden Visit

When We're Open

The Garden is open Tuesday through Sunday, and closed Mondays (except Monday federal holidays like Memorial Day and Labor Day), Thanksgiving, and Christmas. View the Garden's hours.

How to Get Here

The Garden is located at Bronx River Parkway and Fordham Road in the Bronx, and is easy to reach by car, subway, bus, and Metro-North. Get directions.

Admission

Admission price varies by age and date. View the ticket prices for your day of visit.

Plan to Be Outdoors

Most of the Garden consists of outdoor spaces, although there are indoor spaces open year-round as well. The Garden's 250 acres are open in all weather conditions, and a visit can include extensive walking. Please plan your attire accordingly.

Travel Light

The Garden does not have coat-check facilities and certain items are prohibited in various indoor spaces, so plan accordingly.

Strollers, easels, tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks are allowed throughout the Garden grounds with the exception of the Conservatory, Discovery Center, Ross Hall, and Art Gallery. Stroller parking is available at these locations. Garden trams can accommodate strollers, but only if they are fully collapsed and fit in designated storage spaces. Large backpacks and bags are not allowed in the Art Gallery. The Garden reserves the right to inspect all bags.

Accessibility

The Garden, its buildings, and its tour vehicles are accessible to people with disabilities, with the exception of a few areas where the terrain is naturally uneven. Wheelchairs are available free of charge at both Garden entrances, on a first-come, first-served basis (reservations are not accepted). An ID must be left with Visitor Services. Learn more.

An Accessibility Map and Information guide is available at the Garden or can be downloaded here.
Please note that this is a large file and will take a few minutes to download.

Lost and Found

If you have left something behind at the Garden, contact the Security Office at 718.817.8664. Items that are not claimed after 60 days are donated to charity.

Do:

  • Stay on paths.
  • Deposit trash, recyclables, and compost in designated receptacles.
  • Picnic in the designated picnic area—Clay Family Picnic Pavilion.
  • Wear shirts and shoes at all times.

Don't:

  • Pick flowers.
  • Touch plants or trees.
  • Climb trees or rocks.
  • Feed animals or birds.
  • Bring your pets. (Sight-enabling guide dogs/animals are permitted.)
  • Smoke.
  • Bring alcohol onto the premises.
  • Build fires.
  • Use portable radios.
  • Engage in recreational sports, including skating, ball playing, and cycling.
  • Play, sunbathe, or bring blankets, tripods, or easels onto the Garden's lawns.

Weddings and Parties

Garden facilities can be rented for weddings and parties. Get more information on event planning.

Birthday Parties

Birthday parties can be scheduled through our Group Tours office. Call 718.817.8687 for more information.

Photography

Outdoor photography for personal use is allowed, but you must stay on the paths and not disturb the plants and collections. In the Conservatory, photography is permitted with hand-held cameras only. During some exhibitions, photography may be restricted or limited to alleviate crowding and protect the plants. Photography is not permitted in the Art Gallery.

For information on specialty photography, commercial photography, and commercial video shoots, visit Private Events. Alternatively, you may contact the Marketing Department at 718.817.8738 or via e-mail.

Media representatives wishing to take pictures should contact the Public Relations department at 718.817.8616 or via e-mail and provide appropriate details to help the PR staff facilitate the assignment.

Visitor Services Support

For assistance planning your visit, reserving tickets, or to share your feedback about a recent visit, contact the Visitor Services Ticketing Support Hotline.

Get contact information for other Garden offices.

Partners & Offers

The Garden offers discounted or complimentary admission through a variety of partners. View the list of partner offers. Not valid for most Special Events, including All Aboard with Thomas & Friends™. Learn More.