Secret Gardens Nestles Away In NYC

Secret Gardens Nestles Away In NYC

Posted on 2020-07-16

While the most resonant images of New York City are those that feature the city’s breathtaking skyline, boasting feats of engineering and phenomenal lighting that give the city its signature stature and twinkle. With all that well-known concrete, the city is also teeming with parks, gardens and any types of green space visitors coming in with a  bus tour group or on their own will love seeing.

Five of the top gardens that trip planners might consider are below.

1. Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Tucked away near Flatbush, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights and Park Slope, botanic garden fans will find this borough’s green space pride. Featuring the Steinhardt Conservatory and man plant collections, this garden is worth a visit.

2. The Cloisters. A trip to the Bronx takes you to The Cloisters, which is a museum and part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Situated overlooking the Hudson River, the grounds and buildings all around The Cloisters feature beautiful plant life all around.

3. British Garden at Hanover Square. Also known as the Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden, this garden is a peaceful way for a tour to pay respects to the lives lost and altered during the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

4. Central Park Conservatory Garden. The city’s only formal garden, this conservatory features three sections on its sprawling grounds.

5. Queens Botanical Garden. Step out into another borough in Queens to see this botanical garden, which started as part of the 1939 New York World’s Fair in Queens. Set atop the stream bed of Kissena Creek and hosting an expansive Bee Garden, this garden is a delight to all the senses.