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NYC Botanical Gardens and Arboretums

If you're a nature lover then you'll love finding all the NYC gardens we have listed here. Stop to smell the flowers, listen to the bees buzzing and feel the breeze when you visit botanical gardens NYC. This is your ultimate guide to NYC arboretums.

Cornell Plantations

A Nice Escape from the City
The Cornell Plantations holds a marvelous collection of gardens and arboretums in NY.  This 25-acre site which features 12 themed or specialty gardens including herbs, flowers, vegetables, ornamental grasses and vine lies in the heart of Ithaca at 1 Plantations Road. It is located inside the Cornell University campus in New York. The Plantations proper consists of 25 acres of botanical gardens and 150 acres of the F.R. Newman Arboretum.

You can escape from the busy city to visit Cornell Plantations as they showcase their wide collection of plants in their gardens; arboretum and natural areas which are free of charge, seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset.

The High Line

See NYC from a New Perspective!

This 1.45 mile green walkway is built on what used to be an elevated railway track winding through New York City's lower west side. Home to a wide array of shrub and flowers, this NYC garden is a great place to get away from the noise of the streets below or spend a quiet lunch break.


When you visit yyou will see many wild flowers, grasses, vines, shrubs and trees planted and arranged by professional landscape artists. Inspired by the wild self-seeded plants that grew there between 1980 and 2006 many of the plant species are local wild varieties.  The High Line is open 365 days a year and is free to visit.