New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, NY)

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  • “One of the oldest and largest botanical gardens in the world, The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx is a museum of plants and a National Historic Landmark with 250 acres of gorgeous grounds, 47 gardens and plant collections (such as daylilies, herbs, native plants, perennials, alpine plants, roses, annuals, magnolias, and tulips, as well as thousands of shrubs and trees), 40-acres of the Forest that once covered all of New York, and the spectacular Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.”

     

  • Directions:

    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.

    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

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  • Directions:

    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.

    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