New York is often known to be a huge concrete jungle, and often people would not expect to find some of the most beautiful and enchanting gardens that America has to offer. But indeed, there are many hidden gems of nature that are thriving in NYC – you just need to know where to look! So, next time you’re out and about in this fascinating city, why not take a look at these magnificent gardens.
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Situated in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City, and occupies well over 14,000 different plants and has close to a million visitors yearly. Here’s a fun fact some of the gardens are dedicated to fragrances and plants mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays. The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is a beautiful garden that connects people to the world of nature.
We understand a cemetery may not be the first place you’d imagine a picture-perfect garden to be. But once you get a look at the tranquil Green-Wood in Brooklyn you might just change your mind. It’s known as one of the first cemeteries in America. With acres of beautiful valleys and picturesque lakes, you will no doubt want to back for more.
New York Botanical Garden
Located in the Bronx, the New York Botanical Gardens is filled with a huge amount of exquisite plants and flowers. Its the perfect place to get in touch with nature, and for those wanting to learn more about the environment, they offer many interesting topics to expand one’s knowledge.
West Side Community Garden
It’s hard to believe that this 16,000-square-foot community garden was a mix of garbage, empty spaces, and abandoned buildings home to many homeless people. But today this magnificent, privately owned park in Manhattan is well known for its annual tulip festival in April. People flock in from all over the city to experience the multicolored array of more than 15,000 tulips, which have all been planted by volunteers.
Central Park, Conservatory Garden
With the inspiration of French, Italian and English-style spaces, the stunning secret garden has a quiet, calm atmosphere that is free from runners and bicyclists. This then makes it an ideal location for both weddings and relaxing afternoon walks. This will certainly be enjoyed by all, especially in the spring/ summer months.