snow covered gazebo in the ornamental confers

Interactive Map

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.

Waterfall

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

Restrooms

Accessible restrooms are provided for your convenience.

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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Anne Hubbard Bridge

This pedestrian bridge links the East Gate to Magnolia Way and the Garden. The East Gate provides Garden access to neighboring communities in the East Bronx as well as visitors arriving by subway. This area’s new paths and Anne Hubbard Bridge have a low grade that makes the East Gate wheelchair accessible. This newly developed walkway also provides unparalleled views of the Bronx River in NYBG’s Thain Family Forest.

Green Materials Recycling Center (Staff Only)

Opened in fall 2016, this nearly two-acre site is where we process all the green “waste” generated at NYBG as we maintain the landscape, living collections, and glasshouses. Fallen leaves, felled trees, and pruned branches are gathered from across the Garden’s 250-acre site and brought here. They are ground in an enormous woodchipping machine called a tub grinder. Different green materials are mixed together according to a special compost “recipe” that provides the most beneficial blend of minerals to fertilize plants at the Garden. In six to nine months, Garden waste is transformed into a high-quality fertilizer that is ready to be used in our landscape and glasshouses.

Rock Garden

This dramatic oasis is home to thousands of alpine flowers, woodland plants, and a sparkling waterfall.   Learn More

Mitsubishi Wetland Trail

Native marsh with trees and shrubs, aquatic plants, and frogs and turtles. Learn More

Clay Picnic Pavilions

The Picnic Pavilions offer an outdoor location for enjoying a meal surrounded by the beauty of the Garden. While food is not available for purchase at the Pavilion, visitors are welcome to bring their own or purchase items from NYBG’s various nearby dining locations.

Everett Garden Gate (School Group Entry Point)

A convenient entry point for the many school groups that visit NYBG throughout the year.  
  • Located at on Southern Boulevard, just north of East Fordham Road, across from Fordham University.
  • Open Tuesday through Friday from 9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for schools and organizations registered for Children’s Education programs and/or events.
  • All school buses stop at this location and depending on program, drop off and pick up groups at this location.
  • School groups who walk to the Garden can enter here and check in.

Daffodil Hill

Each year the Garden springs to life with tens of thousands of daffodils. Find new favorites among the latest hybrids on Daylily/Daffodil Walk, and don't miss Daffodil Hill in April when it's a sea of yellow and white, including many antique cultivars planted in the early 20th century. Learn More

Crabapple Collection

The 80 varieties in our Donald J. Bruckmann Crabapple Collection, set above Daffodil Hill, are at their flashiest in May. Learn More

Azalea Garden

The Azalea Garden includes nearly a mile of woodland paths that meander through a collection of 3,000 azaleas and rhododendrons from around the world, planted beneath ancient native oaks, tulip trees, and sweetgums. The Azalea Garden is a project of Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Chilton Jr.   Learn More

Bx26 Bus

The Bx26 bus serves visitors going to and from the 4, B, and D subway lines. Learn More

Bx19 Bus

The Bx19 provides access to the 2 and 5 subway trains. Learn More

Bx12 Bus

The Bx12 provides access to the 2 and 5 subway trains, as well as the Metro-North connection at Fordham Plaza. Learn More

Tram Stop

In service from 10am–5:30pm and depart approximately every 15 minutes from the Main Tram Stop. Points of interest near this location: Narcissus Collection, Daylily/Daffodil Walk, Arthur and Janet Ross Conifer Arboretum

Tram Stop

In service from 10am–5:30pm and depart approximately every 15 minutes from the Main Tram Stop. Points of interest near this location: Magnolia Collection, Thain Family Forest, Twin Lakes

Tram Stop

In service from 10am–5:30pm and depart approximately every 15 minutes from the Main Tram Stop. Points of interest near this location: Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, Flowering Cherries, Thain Family Forest, Burn Family Lilac Collection

Tram Stop

In service from 10am–5:30pm and depart approximately every 15 minutes from the Main Tram Stop. Points of interest near this location: Benenson Ornamental Conifer Collection, Tree Peonies Collection, Steinhardt Maple Collection, Flowering Cherries, Burn Family Lilac Collection

Tram Stop

In service from 10am–5:30pm and depart approximately every 15 minutes from the Main Tram Stop. Points of interest near this location: Thain Family Forest, Benenson Ornamental Conifer Collection, Tree Peonies Collection, Steinhardt Maple Collection

Tram Stop

In service from 10am–5:30pm and depart approximately every 15 minutes from the Main Tram Stop. Points of interest near this location: Thain Family Forest, Benenson Ornamental Conifer Collection, Tree Peonies Collection, Steinhardt Maple Collection

Tram Stop

In service from 10am–5:30pm and depart approximately every 15 minutes from the Main Tram Stop. Points of interest near this location: Daffodil Hill, Thain Family Forest, Crabapple Collection, Clay Family Picnic Pavilions

Tram Stop

In service from 10am–5:30pm and depart approximately every 15 minutes from the Main Tram Stop. Points of interest near this location: Azalea Garden, Thain Family Forest, Mitsubishi Wild Wetland Trail, Native Plant Garden

Main Tram Stop

In service from 10am–5:30pm and depart approximately every 15 minutes from the Main Tram Stop. Points of interest near this location: Visitor Center, Rock Garden, Perennial Garden, Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children’s Adventure Garden

Restrooms

Accessible restrooms are provided for your convenience.

Green Restrooms

The composting toilets in these restrooms use modern aeration and filtration technology to transform organic waste into clean compost, reducing its volume by over 90%. The resulting compost is free of contaminants that would otherwise leach into the groundwater and nearby Bronx River.

Restrooms

Accessible restrooms are provided for your convenience.

Restrooms

Accessible restrooms are provided for your convenience.

Native Plant Garden

Built around a serene pool, this 3.5-acre garden celebrates the beauty of plants native to northeastern North America. Nearly 100,000 trees, shrubs, wildflowers, ferns, and grasses harmonize with the natural landscape while providing shelter and sustenance for wildlife. Learn More

Everett Children's Adventure Garden

In the Adventure Garden, kids can explore the wonders of nature with hands-on activities in a variety of environments and plenty of seasonal fun. Learn More

Discovery Center

Providing year-round educational activities for children, the Discovery Center offers hands-on fun in any season.

The Cantina

Seasonally available outdoor dining offering hot dogs, pretzels, snacks, Avión Tequila margaritas, Jacob's Creek wines, beer, and assorted beverages.

WiFi Access

Take advantage of free visitor WiFi access during your visit.

Goldman Stone Mill

Newly restored in 2010, the Stone Mill is a National Historic Landmark and New York City Landmark built in 1840.

Benenson Ornamental Conifers

Discover a place where inspiration is evergreen, along with most of the trees. Learn More

Nolen Greenhouse (Staff Only)

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

Burke-Sullivan Display House (Open Seasonally)

See first-hand the techniques used to grow diverse and fascinating plants.

Steinhardt Maple Collection

Wide range of native species and cultivars, as well as selections from Japan and China. Learn More

Hope Tree Peonies

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

Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden

Designed by Beatrix Farrand in 1916, and fully realized in 1988 by a generous gift from David Rockefeller, the Rose Garden, with over 670 varieties, is one of the most beautiful and popular sights at NYBG. Learn More

Burn Lilac Collection

Near the Rose Garden you'll find our Burn Family Lilac Collection, with 90 different varieties in colors from white and pale blue to lavender and deepest purple.   Learn More

Cherry Collection

The delicate pink and white blossoms of more than 200 flowering cherries (many of which are more than 60 years old) beckon you to take a joyful and peaceful spring stroll. Learn More

Waterfall

Natural to the site, a beautiful respite in the center of the Garden landscape.

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden

The Edible Academy’s Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden provides hands-on gardening activities from April through October, encouraging the whole family to explore, learn, and grow.   Learn More

Edible Academy

The Edible Academy, of which the centerpiece is the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, will revolutionize and enhance NYBG’s garden-based educational programs and offer life-changing opportunities to children from the Bronx and Greater New York City. It is currently under construction with a scheduled 2018 opening.

East Gate (Daytime Pedestrian Entry Point)

Open during regular Garden daytime hours, the East Gate provides easy access to NYBG for neighbors and communities east of the Garden, while 2 train service from Allerton Avenue station delivers visitors convenience and additional public transportation options. Visitors using the East Gate will enter the Garden by the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden and Edible Academy, where a tram stop is located for easy transportation to other areas of the Garden. Transportation nearby the East Gate includes 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. Learn More

Thain Family Forest

The Thain Family Forest is the largest remaining tract of original forest that once covered most of New York City. Learn More

Murray Liasson Narcissus Collection

Drifts of nodding white and gold flowers, from classic trumpet daffodils to delicate jonquils and poet's narcissus, grace the Murray Liasson Narcissus Collection.

WiFi Access

Take advantage of free visitor WiFi access during your visit.

Watson Education Building

Hosts Continuing Education classes and the School of Professional Horticulture.

Pfizer Laboratory (Staff Only)

State-of-the-art research facility for the study and preservation of Earth’s plant life.

Steere Herbarium (Staff Only)

Contains the Garden’s research collection of more than seven million plant specimens.

Ross Gallery and Hall

Home to photography exhibitions, live performances, and numerous expert lectures throughout the year, the Ross Gallery and Hall are a hub of culture at NYBG.

Mertz Library Art Gallery

A state-of-the-art, climate-controlled venue for fine art exhibitions, from centuries-old paintings to contemporary works.

Accessible Restrooms

Accessible restrooms are provided for your convenience.

Accessible Restrooms

Accessible restrooms are provided for your convenience.

Wheelchair Lift

Wheelchair users are invited to take advantage of the lift for ease of access. Lift to access the Library Building is to the left of the Building’s entrance.

Tulip Tree Allée

Rare display of 100-year-old American tulip trees averaging 90 feet high.

Metro-North Commuter Railroad

Metro-North provides easy access to the Botanical Garden train station, easily reached from Grand Central Terminal in around 20 minutes.

Information

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

Mosholu Entrance

Pedestrian entrance to the Garden from Metro-North Railroad.

Ross Conifer Arboretum

Set on rolling lawns amid dramatic exposed rock, the historic Arthur and Janet Ross Conifer Arboretum features towering pines, elegant spruces, and montain firs. Learn More

Hudson Garden Grill

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.

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)

Providing seasonal pedestrian access, the Bedford Park Gate opens on the Hudson Garden Grill.

Home Gardening Center

The Home Gardening Center is a series of model gardens and display areas whose plantings and programs are designed to teach anyone how to create a beautiful, productive, and trouble-free garden. Learn More

Rosen Seasonal Walk

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

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

Completed in 1902, this Victorian-style glasshouse takes you on an "ecotour" around the world and across the ages. Learn More

Wheelchair Lift

Wheelchair users are invited to take advantage of the lift for ease of access. The Conservatory’s wheelchair-accessible lift is located beside the stairwell adjacent to the American Desert gallery.

WiFi Access

Take advantage of free visitor WiFi access during your visit.

Matelitch Peony Collection

The Garden is home to a rainbow of these classic herbaceous charmers.

Ladies' Border

Cradled in the protection of the Conservatory is a 260-foot-long experiment known as the Ladies' Border.   Learn More

Perennial Garden

The Perennial Garden combines a vast palette of colors and textures into a lush, living work of art. Learn More

Herb Garden

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

WiFi Access

Take advantage of free visitor WiFi access during your visit.

First Aid

A first aid station is provided for visitor assistance.

Main Entrance

Located at 2900 Southern Blvd., serves as the Main Entrance to the Garden, offering parking and access to the Visitor Center.

Reflecting Pool

Sited adjacent to the Great Garden Clock; meeting place for many tours.

NYBG Shop

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

Restrooms

Accessible restrooms are provided for your convenience.

Information

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

Pine Tree Café

Enjoy first-class, family-friendly culinary creations amid one of the Garden's arboreal wonders. The family-friendly menu ranges from sandwiches and signature salads to sweet treats and snacks.

LuEsther T. Mertz Library

The most important horticultural and botanical library in the world.