Gardens in New York City

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Gardens in New York City

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  • Allan S
    New York City, NY7,054 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love to come here as a refuge for the busy city and the best time here is spring. The well maintained flower beds,specimen trees and shrubs snd well maintained walks make this a great spot to relax and recharge. Many young families pushing carriages, school children after their hours snd bus loads of visitors flock here. Great spot to picnic or just hang out or stroll with loved ones 0 seconds Molly one of the best spots to visit located at 105 street and fifth avenue with the opening at the Vanderbilt gate.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Natalie1204
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India7,614 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located downtown in financial district, you can take the ferry into or out of New York from here and then get to Ellis Island and Liberty Island (to see the status of Liberty and immigration museums.
    It’s expansive, green and quite beautiful. Just be careful as there are too many people illegally selling cruises to the islands which are scams. There are food trucks and carts around too but these are typically more expensive than what it costs out of the park.
    Written 18 June 2024
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK3,043 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In the shadow of Belvedere Castle is Shakespeare Garden. I discovered it by accident but I was glad I did. It is a small well tended area with a variety of different flowers growing. Whilst I was there a number of volunteers were working to make the garden look nice which was good to see.

    When I visited there were still some things to see even though it was not the season for flowers in bloom.

    There are pubic toilets nearby as well just in case nature calls ;)
    Written 6 January 2024
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  • Ellie K
    Birmingham, UK379 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved these unique statues/fountains. The gardens looked so pretty and relaxing with the beautiful flowers. It would be a lovely place to sit with an ice cream.
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • lizakq
    Naguabo1,627 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice for a stroll and to escape the crowds. Visited on Christmas and found it beautiful but really can't wait to go again on spring or summer.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Chris M
    New Mexico56 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went there for lunch. Although there were numerous places to purchase meals the lines were very long. We were on a tour and our time was limited. The Winter Gardens is a beautiful venue.
    Written 2 September 2023
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  • Harmonicaharold
    Philadelphia, PA1,415 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It really is an oasis of tranquility in the heart of Greenwich Village. So many beautiful plants and flowers. It was quite thrilling.
    Written 30 April 2024
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  • Louis F
    Altus, OK1,119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice little spot in Central park where you can avoid the crowds. Only saw a handful of people while in there and there were plenty of places to sit and relax.
    Written 8 May 2023
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  • Kmcoyle
    Sanbornville, NH1,214 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wandering around the West Village and had one of the "locals " direct me to this little slice of natural beauty and peaceful contemplation. A number of short, but curved paths taking maximum advantage of the limited space. Lots of different flowers and bushes with many benches and seats. Lovely
    Written 23 April 2023
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  • Sherry H
    North Canton, OH420 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This special garden has an interesting history and is a testament to what can be done when people work together for the betterment of their neighborhood. It’s free to visit on Sundays 1:00-4:00, April-November. Talk to one of the volunteers to get the whole story. If you’re in the Upper West Side it’s a must do, but I don’t suggest going cross town just to see it because it’s pretty small.
    Written 25 August 2019
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  • S5387GVsarahb
    New York City, NY23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This little community garden is always lovely, but don't miss the tulips this week, as they are at their peak! If you miss the tulips, summer flowers follow in this beautiful Upper Westside Oasis.
    I am a regular here, as I am frequently in the neighborhood. A great place to bring a cup of coffee in the morning and read the paper.
    Written 30 April 2017
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  • barry m
    New York City, NY152 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Proximate to the Cloister Museum in Washington Heights is Fort Tryon Park.
    In the parlk, is the Heather Garden which is managed by a non profit organization and volunteers. They provided a walking tour along with photos of the history of the park.

    This is a great "botanical garden" in every way, and worth the special trip, along with a "must see" visit to the Cloister Museum, and the great view of the Hudson River.
    Written 3 September 2018
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  • Jennifer R
    Lakeside, MT369 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went here with my mom and enjoyed great views with some wind shelter and sunshine. Could definitely be improved, but not bad for March. Tried to find/use elevator, but it was not accessible due to construction. Would definitely return with coffee or lunch.
    Written 13 March 2024
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland29,942 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The liz Christy Garden is a bit messy and underwhelming in the winter. It’s narrow and long and it does have a small fish pond.
    Written 22 January 2023
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