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The Garden owns and maintains an apartment, which is within walking distance, for visiting scientists and professional guests using the Garden's facilities. It is not permissible to have children stay at the apartment at any time for any reason. The apartment does not have safety gates required by New York City law, for childrens' occupancy.

The apartment has a completely furnished kitchen, including stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and toaster. In the living room are a cable TV, internet connection and radio. There are two bedrooms, each with two single beds. There is also a pull-out sofa bed in the living room (with privacy screen). The Apartment is cleaned once a week by the Garden's staff. Bed linens and bath towels are provided and changed after the departure of each guest, or weekly for long-term guests. There are laundry facilities on the ground floor.

Arrangements to stay in the apartment should be made in advance. Requests for reservations should be made in writing via email, fax, or regular mail addressed to Dr. Barbara Thiers, Director of the Herbarium, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York 10458-5126, U.S.A.; telephone: 718.817.8626; fax: 718.817.8809; e-mail: The charge is $49/person/night if staying in a bedroom or $30/person/night if staying on the sofa bed. If payment is made by credit card, an additional 3% will be added to the bill.

The keys to the apartment must be picked up in the Herbarium office from the Herbarium Secretary when you arrive. Because the Herbarium is open 9-4:30 on Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), you should plan your arrival to occur during these hours. If you cannot arrive during office hours, arrangements can be made to pick up the keys from Security. Make arrangements for payment with the Secretary prior to your departure. When you are ready to depart, leave the keys in the Herbarium office or on the foyer table at the apartment.

Visitors who are under the age of 45 and planning a visit of at least six months may wish to consider the Kolping Residence (, which is close to public transportation and within eight blocks of the Garden.

Hotels are available in Manhattan and Westchester. Because prices are changeable, you should verify the cost when making your reservation. Visitors can reach the Garden from the hotels in Manhattan by train (Metro-North), subway, bus, or car. Some convenient hotels in Manhattan are:

The Pod Hotel (about 7 blocks from Grand Central Station)
230 East 51st Street
New York, NY
phone: 212.355.0300

Tudor Hotel (near Grand Central Station)
304 East 42nd Street
New York, NY
phone: 212.986.8800

Carlton Hotel
Madison Avenue and 29th Street
New York, NY
phone: 212.532.4100
fax: 1.800.542.1502

Larchmont Hotel
27 West 11th Street
New York, NY
phone: 212.989.9333

Central Park Hostel (near Central Park West)
19 West 103 Street
New York, NY
phone: 212.678.0491
fax: 212.678.0453

Your Stay Tempo Building
240 West 73 Street
New York, NY
phone: 212.874.1600

If you have a car, a number of hotels in the suburbs of Westchester County are within 20-30 minutes drive of the Garden (see directions from upstate New York). Two are:

Holiday Inn
125 Tuckahoe Road
Yonkers, NY
phone: 914.476.3800
NY State Thruway [I-87] - use EXIT Tuckahoe Road WEST, then follow Tuckahoe Road for about 1/4 mile; the entrance to the Holiday Inn driveway will be on your right; the driveway proceeds up a steep incline to the motel.
Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza
66 Hale Avenue
White Plains, NY

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