You can take a summer stroll through the largest garden in NYC (and the U.S.) once again!
The New York Botanical Garden, the 250-acre wondrous green space with over 1 million plants located in the Bronx, is reopening to the public on July 28. From July 21–26, they will have an exclusive opening week for members, Bronx Neighbors, and Bronx Health Care Heroes. They originally shut down on March 15.
As for what’s in bloom, enjoy the tranquil water lilies and lotuses in the Conservatory courtyard pools, take a stroll through the stunning rose garden with more than 650 varieties of roses in peak bloom, or walk through the calm old-growth Forest that has trees dating back thousands of years. Plus, of course, all the regular summer blooms like beebalms, sunflowers, hydrangeas, and coneflowers!
As for COVID-19 safety measures, all visitors, including Members, must purchase or reserve tickets in advance for a specific time slot. Also, everyone is required to wear face coverings throughout the garden grounds.
Additionally, NYBG is closing indoor spaces and any collections where social distancing might not be possible. Water fountains and bottle refill stations are temporarily deactivated (you can bring your own water or purchase some at the Pine Tree Café).
They will be open from 10am–6pm daily starting July 28.
Too bad we still have to wait until 2021 for Yayoi Kusama’s epic “Cosmic Nature” exhibit!
featured image source: NYBG.org