For thousands of years, humans have studied trees to learn how they, too, can provide suitable housing for squirrels and grow lemons from their fingertips. Join the pursuit of leafy progress with today’s Groupon for All-Garden Passes to The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Choose from three options:
- For $10, you get a pass for one (up to a $20 value).
- For $18, you get passes for two (up to a $40 value).
- For $32, you get passes for four (up to an $80 value).
Each pass includes access to:
- The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
- Special exhibitions
- The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden
- The Rock Garden
- The Tram Tour
- Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden
Children ages 2–12 receive $8 admission, and those under 2 enter for free.
The New York Botanical Garden’s autumn agenda caters to botany enthusiasts of all ages with a variety of exhibitions and verdant gardens. With an All-Garden Pass, prowl through plant life after 1:30 p.m. in Mario Batali’s Edible Garden (through September 25) and help little ones tend to edible ingredients from tangles of flavorful foliage, fruits, and vegetables while garden staff or special guest chefs cook up creations in his outdoor kitchen. Future foodies may also embark on Mario’s Menu Mystery Scavenger Hunt or stew over daily cooking demonstrations, where they’ll learn to spell “photosynthesis” using alphabet soup. Nature’s ikebana displays itself at the Fall Flowers of Japan exhibit (starts September 17), and instructors teach the art of flower arranging and bonsai manicuring secrets. Others may usher in fall fun with a romp through The Haunted Pumpkin Garden starting October 1, filled with parades, parties, and ghosts of poorly executed Halloween costumes.
The Botanical Garden’s permanent exhibits and gardens also offer plenty of eco-friendly entertainment. Children can interact with favorite plants in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, and families can explore the 3 acres of alpine flowers, waterfalls, and defeated scissors in the Rock Garden, enjoy the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, and learn about the Botanical Garden’s history during a Narrated Tram Tour. In the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, 11 ecosystems converge, including a tropical rain forest and a desert. Plan for full day of activities or learn more about the Botanical Garden by clicking here.
The New York Botanical Garden
Founded by husband-and-wife botanists Nathaniel Lord Britton and Elizabeth Gertrude Knight Britton in 1891, the New York Botanical Garden has been a destination of natural beauty for generations of New York residents and beyond.
With spring currently blanketing the city with color, garden staffers spend their days busily preparing for 2014's packed festival season. May brings the sound of popped corks during Wine in the Native Plants Garden, giving guests the chance to take a leisurely tour. The festivities continue in June, when 4,000 blooming flowers herald the beginning of the Rose Garden Celebration. Of course, it's not all delicate flowers. The Big Backyard BBQ & Music Festival on Father's Day weekend lets guests celebrate dad with chipper tunes and food samples.
These festive occasions all support the garden's mission is to be "an advocate for the plant kingdom." Much like the Brittons, today's staffers aim to lead the charge to document every species of plant and fungus on the planet. Varied terrains unfurl across its 250 acres, including rolling hills, waterfalls, and 50 acres of the forest that once blanketed New York City. In addition to native plants, rotating exhibitions and family events give visitors a reason to come back every season.
2900 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, New York 10458Get Directions