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The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd Bronx, NY 10458
718-817-8700
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12 events
7 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 26 2012

Beautiful place to walk around. But I think you really need to go in Spring/Summer to see the color.

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 14 2012

it's a beautiful park where you can take the Tram or walk around.

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meilingf
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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 05 2012

Beautifully done! Going on Sunday am we had the place to ourselves.

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Website

http://www.nybg.org/exhibitions/caribbean-garden-2012/

Description

Discover the Haupt Conservatory’s permanent collection, including orange-yellow crotons, fuschia bromeliads, and rosy-red hibiscus. Tour the many surprises in the Victorian-style glasshouse, where the harsh outdoor weather gives way to warm rain forest mists, soaring palm trees, and bright desert landscapes.

PROGRAMMING

 The Beauty of the Caribbean: A Photographic Tour

**On view during regular Garden hours

Travel the islands under the glittering galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. During your Garden visit, learn about plants and flowers found in the Caribbean through an exhibition of exceptional photographs from the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year Contest, of which the Botanical Garden is the U.S. partner. Learn how to enter your own photographs into this juried competition. Photographs will be displayed throughout the Conservatory with additional details available through your smartphone**.

 Salsa: Listen and Learn

Saturdays, 2 p.m.

Discover the Caribbean origins of salsa music, listen to a demonstration of the beats, and learn a few dance ste**ps.

 Photography Tips and Tricks

Sundays, 1–3 p.m.

Experts dispense tips, encouragement, and critique for budding photographers. Enter your work into weekly photo contests for a chance at great pr**izes.

 For Families: Tropical Discoveries and Wintertime Wonders

Daily

Go on a scavenger hunt to discover tropical plants inside the warm Conservatory and then explore plants native to New York in the winter wonderland of the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Sort fruits and leaves from around the world, and pot up plants from both climates to tak**e home.

  • Daily Docent-L***ed Tours*

Weekdays at 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Meet at the Conservatory Palms of the World Gallery. Expert volunteers are the guides for tours of Caribbean Gardens that provide in-depth looks at some of the rarest and most extraordinary orchid specimens.

About the Ticket Supplier: The New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science.

The Botanical Garden's curated living collections contain more than 1 million plants; its Continuing Education program is the largest and most diverse of any botanical garden in the world; its Children's Education program has been a pioneer in innovative, informal science discovery facilities and activities; and its scientific research on plants and fungi is unmatched in scope, depth, and authority.

The Garden offers a sweeping 250-acre landscape, 50 curated display gardens, an expansive 50-acre native Forest, and a wealth of programs, exhibitions, and activities for visitors to enjoy. The grounds display masterpieces, some dating to the 1840s, by many of the nation's most accomplished architects and designers, both past and contemporary. The Botanical Garden's innovative programs, unparalleled resources, and talented staff are rivaled by few and exceeded by none.