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Ebony G. Patterson - Haupt Conservatory

On the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory lawn, hundreds of glittering vultures descend like shadows to gather among wound-like ruptures in the landscape. Inside the Conservatory, colorful plantings and ghostly cast glass plants representing extinct species that now exist only as specimens in NYBG’s Herbarium lay beneath an inspirational cast-glass-and-hydrostone white peacock perched high above. Stretching through the Conservatory as a red path, the peacock’s tail ends in the pool at the center of the palm dome, where visitors can peek beneath to see the secrets revealed underneath the decaying garden’s surface.

Ebony G. Patterson - Mertz Library

The exhibit continues throughout the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Building galleries on the 2nd and 6th floors, Patterson’s latest works on paper and mixed media will be presented along with an immersive video installation exploring both gardens and uncultivated, wild nature.
On the Library’s 4th floor, see the herbarium specimens that inspired her—objects that in many ways are the only remaining evidence we have for dozens of recently extinct plant species and participate in an interactive program about your experience.

Water Fill Station

Water Fill Station

Water Fill Station

Water Fill Station


Accessible Restrooms

Fountain of Life

Designed by the American Renaissance sculptor Charles E. Tefft, the Lillian Goldman Fountain of Life is a dramatic composition featuring sea nymphs, seahorses, cherubs, and a startled mermaid and merman. The water falls into two basins of white marble.


Created in the 1930s, the Rock Garden’s cascade was fully restored in 2014, renewing an iconic NYBG water feature. Temporarily closed to the public


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Hubbard Bridge

Wheelchair-accessible pedestrian bridge to the East Gate

Green Materials Recycling Center (Staff Only)

All of NYBG's green waste is processed here. Fallen leaves, felled trees, and pruned branches are used to create wood chips and compost that adds organic nutrients back into the Garden.

Rock Garden

Nestled against the Forest like a secret garden, this quiet oasis is home to thousands of alpine flowers and woodland plants.

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Mitsubishi Wetland Trail

Learn about aquatic environments on this nature walk, one of the best places to spot turtles, frogs, and other wildlife.

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Clay Picnic Pavilions

Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by the beauty of the Garden. Food is not available for purchase. Bring food from home or purchase items from NYBG’s various dining locations.

Daffodil Hill

The Garden springs to life with tens of thousands of daffodils in spring. Daffodil Hill includes many antique cultivars planted in the early 20th century.

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Crabapple Collection

The 80 varieties of crabapple set around Daffodil Hill are stunning in early spring, when they blossom, and in fall, when brightly colored fruit hangs like ornaments.

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Chilton Azalea Garden

The Azalea Garden features 3,000 azaleas and rhododendrons from around the world, planted beneath ancient native oaks, tulip trees, and sweetgums.

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Bx26 Bus

Access the 4, B, and D subway lines.

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Bx19 Bus

Access the 2 and 5 subway trains.

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Bx12 Bus

Access the 2 and 5 subway trains and the Metro-North connection at Fordham Plaza.

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Tram Stop

Tram service is temporarily suspended. Points of interest near this location: Narcissus Collection, Daylily/Daffodil Walk, Arthur and Janet Ross Conifer Arboretum

Tram Stop

Points of interest near this location: Magnolia Collection, Thain Family Forest, Twin Lakes

Tram Stop

Tram service is temporarily suspended. Points of interest near this location: Cherry Collection, Thain Family Forest, Burn Family Lilac Collection

Tram Stop

Points of interest near this location: Benenson Ornamental Conifer Collection, Tree Peonies Collection, Steinhardt Maple Collection, Cherry Collection, Burn Family Lilac Collection

Tram Stop

Points of interest near this location: Thain Family Forest, Benenson Ornamental Conifer Collection, Tree Peonies Collection, Steinhardt Maple Collection

Tram Stop

Points of interest near this location: Daffodil Hill, Thain Family Forest, Crabapple Collection, Clay Family Picnic Pavilions

Tram Stop

Points of interest near this location: Azalea Garden, Thain Family Forest, Mitsubishi Wild Wetland Trail, Native Plant Garden

Main Tram Stop

Points of interest near this location: Visitor Center, Rock Garden, Perennial Garden, Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children’s Adventure Garden


Temporarily closed to the public

Green Restrooms

Accessible restrooms

Native Plant Garden

The Native Plant Garden celebrates the beauty of plants native to this region. Nearly 100,000 trees, shrubs, wildflowers, ferns, and grasses harmonize with the natural landscape while providing shelter and sustenance for wildlife.

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Everett Children's Adventure Garden

Kids can explore the wonders of nature with hands-on activities in a variety of environments.

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Discovery Center

The Discovery Center hosts fun, educational activities for children and families. Temporarily closed to the public.

WiFi Access

Take advantage of free visitor WiFi access during your visit.

Goldman Stone Mill

The Stone Mill, built in 1840, is a National Historic Landmark and New York City Landmark.

Benenson Ornamental Conifers

The beautiful and unusual trees of the Benenson Ornamental Conifers demand to be admired all year long. Conifers of all shapes and sizes, from weeping to twisted, dwarfs to towering specimens, can be found here in shades of green, blue, and even yellow.

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Nolen Greenhouse (Staff Only)

Behind-the-scenes growing facility where plants are cultivated in eight climate zones.

Burke-Sullivan Display House (Open Seasonally)

Open seasonally for exhibitions such as Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Chrysanthemum.

Steinhardt Maple Collection

Compare and contrast dozens of varieties of Japanese maple, displaying amazing variation in color, size, and shape.

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Hope Tree Peony Collection

With inspiring names and gigantic, colorful flowers, the tree peonies are a diverse collection overlooking the Rose Garden.

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Rockefeller Rose Garden

Designed by Beatrix Farrand in 1916, and fully realized in 1988, the Rose Garden features over 670 varieties, including many disease-resistant hybrids.

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Burn Lilac Collection

Find 90 varieties of sweet-scented lilacs in colors from white and pale blue to lavender and deepest purple.


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Cherry Collection

More than 200 cherry trees flower in abundance in early spring.

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The Bronx River bisects the Garden and is home to myriad wildlife, including the occasional otter or beaver.

Edible Academy

Learn about growing vegetables, fruits, and herbs in the Edible Academy, designed for school groups and children's programs as well as adults.

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East Gate (Daytime Pedestrian Entry Point)

The East Gate provides access to NYBG from Bronx Park East. Open during NYBG opening hours. Access the Bx39 and Bx26 buses, as well as the 2 and 5 trains at Allerton Avenue.

Magnolia Collection

From March through April, these elegant and beautiful trees bloom in an array of pastel colors across the Garden grounds.

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Thain Family Forest

The Thain Family Forest is the largest remaining tract of old growth forest that once covered most of New York City. Today the Forest is managed by NYBG to remove damaging invasive species and keep the the ecosystem healthy.

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Daffodil Valley

Drifts of nodding white and gold flowers bloom in spring.

WiFi Access

Take advantage of free visitor WiFi access during your visit.

Watson Education Building

Staff Offices and Classrooms.

Pfizer Laboratory (Staff Only)

This state-of-the-art laboratory is home to NYBG's molecular and genomics research programs.

Steere Herbarium (Staff Only)

Steere Herbarium is the world's second largest collection of dried plants and fungi, with more than 7 million specimens that form the basis of NYBG's scientific research.

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Ross Gallery and Hall

Bronx Foodways Oral Histories Project in Ross Gallery

John J. Hoffee Tulip Tree Allée

This rare display of 100-year-old American tulip trees lines the path to the Mertz Library Building. Trees average 90 feet tall.

Metro-North Commuter Railroad

Metro-North Railroad provides easy access to the Botanical Garden train station, approximately 20 minutes from Grand Central Terminal.


Visit an NYBG attendant for directions or other information about the Garden.

Mosholu Entrance

Mosholu Entrance provides access from Metro-North Railroad or the Bx26 bus.

Ross Conifer Arboretum

One of NYBG's first collections, the Ross Conifers include towering pines, elegant spruces, and mountain firs. Also look for flowering plants such as Japanese snowbell.

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Hudson Garden Grill

Pop-up Dining: Take a break and enjoy a snack or refreshments including beer and wine at pop-up locations at the Hudson Garden Grill Terrace and near the Rose Garden, on select dates.

WiFi Access

Take advantage of free visitor WiFi access during your visit.

NYBG Parking Garage

Our secure parking facility adjacent to the Metro-North Botanical Garden Station is also available and ideal for commuters and Garden neighbors.

Bedford Park Gate (Seasonal Pedestrian Entry Point)

Open seasonally for pedestrian access

Home Gardening Center

A series of model gardens and display areas offer inspiration to home gardeners.

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Rosen Seasonal Walk

Designed by acclaimed garden designer Piet Oudolf, Seasonal Walk celebrates the beauty of plants throughout the year.

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Gossett Plant Trials

In the Plant Trials Garden, 16 beds planted with changing displays of annuals, bulbs, perennials, and shrubs provide grounds for comparing the best and newest garden plants for our climate.

Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

Discover our magnificent glasshouse with galleries featuring aquatic plants and vines, lush tropical rain forests, cactus-filled deserts, and many other natural habitats—and its palm dome, an architectural gem with majestic soaring species from around the world.

Matelitch Peony Collection

Peonies reach their peak in May with enormous blooms in pink, yellow, and white.

Ladies' Border

This border was designed in the 1930s by leading landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman. It is named in honor of the Women's Auxiliary Committee who were instrumental in establishing many of NYBG's collections.


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Perennial Garden

Organized into consecutive garden "rooms," the Perennial Garden is among the most formal landscapes at NYBG.

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Herb Garden

Relax on one of the benches embraced by plants and scents in this restorative and tranquil haven.


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WiFi Access

Take advantage of free visitor WiFi access during your visit.

First Aid

Find first aid in the Visitor Center.

Main Entrance

The Main Entrance to the Garden is at 2900 Southern Blvd., with parking spaces and access to the Visitor Center.

Reflecting Pool

Many tours meet at the Reflecting Pool, a short walk from the Visitor Center.


Browse NYBG Shop's expertly curated selection of fine gifts, home decor, books, gardening tools, plants, and more.


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Visit an NYBG attendant for directions or other information about the Garden.

Pine Tree Café

Enjoy sandwiches and more at the Pine Tree Café with grab and-go food service and outdoor seating; refreshments including water, beer, and wine.

LuEsther T. Mertz Library

Scholars travel from all over the world to visit this important horticultural and botanical library. NYBG Members have borrowing privileges.

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First Aid
Water Fill Stations
WiFi Access


(in miles)
Visitor Center Mosholu
Conservatory Watson
Visitor Center 0.2 0.2 0.3
Mosholu Entrance 0.2 0.2 0.2
Conservatory 0.2 0.2 0.5
Watson Lobby 0.3 0.2 0.5
Rose Garden Area 0.6 1 0.8 1
Edible Academy 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.6
Library Building 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.1
Native Plant Garden 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.5
Picnic Pavilions 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.6
Ross Hall 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.1