Throughout history, mankind has relied on grains as food, flowers as a source of beauty and happiness, and trees as a place to hide clubhouses full of illegal games of marbles. Learn about our leafy friends with this Groupon
Choose from Three Options
- $10 for All-Garden Pass admission for one (up to a $20 value)
- $19 for All-Garden Pass admission for two (up to a $40 value)
- $35 for All-Garden Pass admission for four (up to a $80 value)
The All-Garden Pass includes admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the Everett Children's Adventure Garden, the Rock Garden (April-October), special exhibitions, and the tram tour.
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.