NYC Guide

Exploring the Conservatory Garden, at Central park

Central Park is one of New York’s most famous landmarks. No matter the season, the park is always charming. It is like the oasis of the city, a refuge, a place to relax, do physical activities, watch life go by. Winter? Everybody’s going to Central Park to play with the snow. Beautiful sunny day? Everyone goes to Central Park to enjoy it. I often say that on hot days, it’s like our beach: everyone ends up going to the park – and there are those who take the concept of beach seriously and wear bikinis. I always say it’s the kind of place that deserves a lot of time if you are visiting the city – at least one afternoon, depending on the weather, obviously. After all, the place is huge: it goes from 59th St to 110th Street. There are several famous spots there but today I wanted to talk about a very special one: the Conservatory Garden. I do not see many people talking about it, but I think the place is worth a visit during your walk through Central Park.

Located at 5th Avenue and 105th street and open daily from 8 am until dusk, Conservatory Garden is the only formal garden found in Central Park. The quiet, calm atmosphere of the Garden, free from runners and bicyclists, makes it an ideal spot for both weddings and relaxing afternoon walks. Opened in 1937, is composed of six acres of beautiful seasonal plants that are arranged into three styles: English, French, and Italian. I was super curious to visit the place and, last weekend, on a sunny Sunday – with the cherry blossom – and we stopped by to take some pictures for you. I loved – the vibe is different from the park itself, it is like a botanical garden. The water fountains were not turned on yet. But there were a lot of flowers! Conservatory Garden has a lot of places to sit and also an elevated area where you can see all the gardens. It’s also a favorite place for weddings.

I loved the Conservatory Garden! On the website, it is possible to check out the bloom schedule.

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