The New York Botanical Garden is located in the heart of the Bronx, giving you the opportunity to experience this New York area, which is less crowded with tourists than Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Founded in 1891, the New York Botanical Garden spans 100 acres, establishing itself as the largest botanical garden in the United States and one of the largest in the world. The garden is also classified as a historical monument since 1967.
the botanical garden is located in the Bronx Park, which has the particularity of hosting many activities and is therefore divided into several distinct areas: you will find among other things a zoo where there is has no less than 650 animal species, and a golf course.
The Botanical Garden was established in 1891 by the Columbia University Botanist who wanted a garden similar to Kew’s that can be visited in London. Divided into several spaces, this place bears witness to the importance Americans place on vegetation.
Indeed, you will find within it several laboratories that specialize in plant genetics, and extract DNA from millions of specimens, all stored in twenty or so freezers. Moreover, research is oriented around their effectiveness in medicine.
Younger brother” of the famous Central Park , the Botanical Garden of New York is markedly different from him by character – a sort of mysterious introvert with aristocratic habits, and not a pet-first-born. The garden, which opened in 1891, is famous, firstly, with its green plantations, which include 20 hectares of relict-deciduous-coniferous forest, and secondly, the recently restored greenhouse named after Enid Haupt in the Victorian style. On the territory of the New York Botanical Garden, occupying more than 100 hectares, there is something to do at any time of the year: wander among the peonies, admire the blossoming magnolias, rest in the Rose Garden or sadness at the lilac bushes …
The New York Botanical Garden stretches along both banks of the Bronx River. The garden can be accessed in three ways: The greenhouse gate opens the way to the tourist information center and the greenhouse, through the Mosholu gate you can get to the landscape park, and through the Eastern gate it is convenient to enter the Rose Garden Peggy Rockefeller.
If you are in the garden for the first time, it makes sense to first visit the information center, where you can learn about the history of the New York Botanical Movement, the contribution to the creation of the garden of the heiress of the media empire Enid Haupt and the first years of the development of this bio reserve in the heart of the Bronx .
Next, go to the conservatory: admire its Victorian appearance, a figured plexus of iron overlapping and a huge glass dome in the spirit of the best creations of English architects of the late 19th century. Inside you will meet the “World of Plants” – a permanent exhibition of representatives of the flora from all corners of the planet: tropical rainforests and cacti of the North American deserts, an impressive collection of palm trees, predatory and aquatic plants.