While balcony container gardeners enjoy their small-space urban gardens, sometimes a few container plants on an apartment balcony above a busy street just isn’t peaceful enough. Balcony gardeners might not be able to have a peaceful, large garden, but there are public gardens and arboretums near every major city. Don’t just fawn over pictures of luxurious gardens, get out there and enjoy a day at a public garden! You may even bring some gardening inspiration home to your own balcony container garden.
If you live in or are visiting the New York City area, why not visit the New York Botanical Garden?
- The 250-acre botanical garden is a National Historic Landmark and was founded in 1891.
- The garden contains more than 1 million plants, including a remnant of the forest that once covered New York City.
- The garden contains the largest Victorian era glasshouse in the United States. The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory opened in 1902, was named a New York City Landmark in 1973 and was restored in 1997.
- Visit the New York Botanical Garden during special events, such as the Orchid Show and Holiday Train show.
- See gardening demonstrations at the Home Gardening Center and learn how to successfully keep plants at home. Then enjoy the model gardens in the Home Gardening Center.
- The New York Botanical Garden contains 50 different gardens and plant collections, including the Azalea Garden, Arthur and Janet Ross Conifer Arboretum, Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, The Forest, Nancy Bryan Luce Herb Garden, Home Gardening Center, Ladies’ Border, Beneson Ornamental Conifers, Jane Watson Irwin Perennial Garden, Rock Garden, Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden and Seasonal Walk.
- More than 800,000 people visit the New York Botanical Garden each year.
New York Botanical Garden Quick Info
2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York 10458
Grounds Admission $10 (seniors and students with ID $5, children $2, members free, free on Wednesdays and from 10am-11am on Saturdays)
All-Garden Pass (see website for pricing and details) includes admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Special Exhibitions, Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, Rock Garden an Tram Tour
Open 10am-6pm Tuesday through Sunday
Closed most Mondays, Thanksgiving and Christmas