Explore the incredible New York Botanical Gardens featuring over 50 diverse gardens, plant collections, and a viewing of unique, rotating exhibitions.
Day 1 - New York City
Come experience Yayoi Kusama’s profound connection with nature. Contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is one of the most popular artists in the world, drawing millions to experience her immersive installations. Exclusively at NYBG, Kusama reveals her lifelong fascination with the natural world, beginning with her childhood spent in the greenhouses and fields of her family’s seed nursery. Her artistic concepts of obliteration, infinity, and eternity are inspired by her intimate engagement with the colors, patterns, and life cycles of plants and flowers.
Explore over 50 diverse gardens and plant collections that are located throughout the 250 acres. You will have plenty of time to see exhibits that stay in place throughout the year, as well as those that are brought in for a specific season. With over a million plants, the garden will help you explore various and extensive collections and exhibits. The garden has a tram in which you have unlimited access to as you make your way around the property.
Lunch will be on your own. The garden offers a couple of dining options for you to choose from. There’s the Pine Tree Café as well as the Hudson Garden Grill. Please note that if you are looking to dine at the Hudson Garden Grill, a reservation (preferably made before the date of the trip) is strongly suggested as this restaurant is open to the public (and not just garden visitors), and the wait time can be long without a reservation. If you are looking to make a reservation for the Hudson Garden Grill, please call (646) 627-7711.