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Visit A Nearby Garden

Our local area has several noteworthy gardens that are open to the public to visit.

New York Botanic Garden (just east of Fordham University)

2900 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10458-5126

Visit in any season to view themed gardens, and make a stop for lunch at one of several on-site eateries. Catch special cultural events, from the not-to-be-missed seasonal pumpkin displays in the fall and the Holiday Train Show which takes place each winter, to visiting the installation art displayed by talented visiting artists. NYBG offers classes and special events for adults, as well as children's programming including camps, classes, and the Edible Academy where children participate in nurturing a garden and enjoying it's bounty. Membership is available, as well as daily paid admission. A garden pass (limited to outdoor exhibits) is free for some NYC residents on Wednesdays. Hours are subject to change, but generally the garden is open 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday, and Monday federal holidays (Photo Credit:

4900 Independence Avenue Bronx, NY 10471

Open year-round, visitors can explore the grounds and enjoy breathtaking views of the Hudson River. Visit the cafe for the snack, or reserve tickets for seasonal special events and family activities. Membership is available, or visitors can buy a one-time admission ticket. Admission is free on Thursdays. Wave Hill is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10AM to 5:30PM.

945 North Broadway, Yonkers NY 10701

Open year-round, visitors can visit lovely gardens and view historic architecture of the estate once owned by once Governor of New York Samuel Tilden, enhanced by later owner Samuel Untermyer. Cultural events include lectures, concerts, performances, and activities for children. This is a public park, admission is free. It is open 7 days a week from 9:00am until an hour before sunset.

Fieldston Road and Henry Hudson Parkway

For a local destination, stop in to this community garden dedicated to the Riverdale and Kingsbridge victims of the 9-11 terror attack. Located on public property.

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