Chapter 17. New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden

An orchid hangs in the conservatory in front of a water feature on a winter afternoon. Taken at ISO 1250, f/4.5, 1/60 second with a 100mm macro lens.

Why It's Worth a Photograph

Located in the Bronx next to Fordham College, the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden is one of the most impressive in the country. The garden's curated collections are home to more than 1 million plants spread throughout a multitude of microclimates.

Where Can I Get the Best Shot?

Photographic opportunities abound in the gardens: The Haupt Conservatory offers rotating displays throughout the year. The grounds offer seasonal displays, such as Daffodil Hill and the rose garden. The natural and unlogged 50-acre native forest is bifurcated by the Bronx River. You will not be disappointed if you make the time to escape Manhattan to enjoy this garden oasis.

Where Can I Get the Best Shot?

The best vantage points to photograph the New York Botanical Garden: (A) the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, (B) the Benenson Ornamental Conifers, and (C) the waterfall on the Bronx River. Other photo ops: (1) Bronx Zoo.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

Located on the southwest edge of the gardens, the European-styled greenhouse is one of the premier facilities in the United States. The conservatory is the home of many permanent collections ...

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