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by Manaswinee Meesawan (subscribe)
Living a Good Life.
Published June 4th 2012
"Wake up and smell the roses", literally! At the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, the roses at the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden are blooming.

One day my friends and I decided to visit the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden. I'm not much of a flower kind of person but roses happen to be one of my favorite kinds of flowers.

When we arrive at the path on top of the rose garden, I could not believed what I saw. I was mesmerized by the beauty. The rose garden was sparkling with all different color roses. Their fragrance almost dragged me down the stone steps then I found myself surrounded with beautiful fragrance and colors. I was overwhelmed.

I was told that there are more than 4,000 rose plants and over 600 varieties, with roses blooming for six months out of the year. The garden was originally designed in 1916 and completed in 1988. It was again renovated in 2006-2007.

Rose are the longest blooming perennial plant. They begin blooming in late May and can continue to bloom until the first frost. Fall is also a wonderful time to stop and smell the roses. The cool air intensifies their fragrance and allows it to linger in the air. The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is a perfect location for your photographs.

Guided tours are provided to visitors who want to receive knowledge of gardening tips and scientific and historical facts.

Over the past 2 years, Peter Kukielski, Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden Curator, and his staff have replaced hundreds of roses with disease-resistant varieties, transforming the Rose Garden into one of the most sustainable public rose gardens in the world.

In 2010, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden was inducted into the Great Rosarians of the World™ Rose Garden Hall of Fame inductee by the Great Rosarians of the World™ (GROW).

Click here for Rose Watch.

The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closing at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 and closed all day on November 22 (Thanksgiving) and December 25 (Christmas).

To get your ticket to visit the New York Botanical Garden online click here.

Grounds-Only Admission can only be purchased on site.

Adults $10
Seniors: $5
Students (with valid ID): $5
Children (2-12 years), $2
Children under 2: Free
Members: Free
But if you visit the ground on Wednesdays is free all day and it's free from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays. This does NOT include admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children's Adventure Garden, Rock and Native Plant Gardens (April–October), or Tram Tour.

For groups of 15 or more please contact Group Sales or call 718-817-8687. For School Group Visits contact Registration or call 718-817-8181.

Public Transportation
By Metro-North Railroad: Take the Metro-North Harlem local line to Botanical Garden Station. Walk across Southern Boulevard to the Garden's Mosholu Gate entrance. Just 20 minutes from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan! Also convenient from other locations.

By Subway: Take the B, D, or 4 train to Bedford Park Blvd Station. From the station exit, take the Bx 26 bus east to the Garden's Mosholu Gate entrance or walk eight blocks down the hill on Bedford Park Blvd to the end (approximately 20 minutes). Turn left onto Southern Blvd and walk one block to Mosholu Gate entrance.

For schedules and maps, visit the MTA website.
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Why? Because they are too beautiful to be missed.
When: Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm
Phone: 718-817-8700
Where: The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY
Cost: Various
Your Comment
Thank you so much for the info. I was wondering what to do today but now I know. Got to go see those lovely flowers at the garden you wrote about and take lots of picture for my flower project for school. NYBG is a beautiful and peaceful place to visit and spend the whole day with my lovely wife. She is the rose of my heart.
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