We’re Open: New York Botanical Garden

The city’s largest garden is now open to all New Yorkers.

News 12 Staff

Jul 28, 2020, 11:23 PM

Updated 1,417 days ago

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The city’s largest garden is now open to all New Yorkers. 
After shutting down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Botanical Garden welcomed back its members last week. 
However, as of Tuesday, anyone can visit as long as they follow some new guidelines. 
One of the major changes is no buying tickets at the booths on site. Instead, visitors should purchase their tickets online in advance for a specific entry time. 
It's part of the garden’s efforts to limit capacity. 
Hand sanitizer is stationed through certain areas to avoid crowding. Indoor spaces and collections where social distancing can’t happen remain closed. 
There are also no Tram Tours or wheelchair loans available. Masks are mandatory. 
If you live in the Bronx, you can request up to four free tickets to the garden. All you have to do is send them a self-addressed and stamped envelope so they can get those tickets to you. 
All other New York City residents are invited to visit for free every Wednesday, but you must register online in advance.


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