I went at 11:00 in the morning on a Tuesday. It was an easy train ride from the city and I walked across street to entrance for will call tickets. No crowds, and I was able to take the NYBG tour. The guide was knowledgeable and tour was...continued
It was very cool, but not as big as we expected. Also, once inside the conservatory building, it wasn't clear exactly where the exhibit ended and the permanent collection began.
Wonderful garden. Beautiful exhibit