New York Botanical Garden, The
New York’s other botanical garden (with Brooklyn Botanic Garden), offers 250 acres of natural beauty not often available in New York City. The famous 1890’s Haupt Conservatory is a major attraction at the garden, a wrought-iron framed “crystal-palace style” greenhouse originally designed by Lord & Burnham. An institutional member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this leading research facility also houses 50 separate gardens including its crowd-pleasing Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, and a 50-acre Forest. Generally closed Mondays.