Gardens in New York City

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  • Tom J
    London, UK1,437 contributions
    Lovely small garden in the upper section of central park. Theres some nice steps you can walk up and over with a view of the fountain which is situated in the middle of the garden and they have restrooms you can use which are relatively well looked after for park toilets. The garden is very well kept and looked after, they were gardening whilst we were there.
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • TennisStar602
    Florida407 contributions
    Battery Park had many places for a person to sit in a grassy area and to enjoy walking alongside the Hudson River. There were many fancy apartments and restaurants located alongside this walkway. Directly across from where I was standing was New Jersey, and I got great views of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The ferries to Jersey City and Hoboken, the PATH train from the World Trade Center, and the subway stations were all located nearby this area. The Westside Highway is not too far, but a person should expect traffic and parking difficulties.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Tom J
    London, UK1,437 contributions
    Nice small garden up near the middle section of central park. Lots of green space with statues and flowers. Worth a visit if your walking through central park.
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • johnnnita
    Napa, CA2,069 contributions
    On our mostly full day in Central Park this March, using my Google maps app, my wife and I took a walk through the Ramble. It's quite a beautiful and serene woodland area right smack dab in the middle of Central Park.

    On our way, we experienced a sense of calm, getting somewhat lost and enjoying magnificent views of Central Park Lake and the Ramble Arch. Apparently, there are a number of arches in the park and we were lucky to view one of them here.

    You definitely want to explore this area. You can find a nice map on the Central Park website. We never felt unsafe and glad we did it.
    Written 15 July 2022
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  • Gonen2014
    Haifa, Israel3,921 contributions
    Brookfield Place (formerly Winter Garden), is a shopping center and office-building complex located across Ground Zero memorial. In the main hall, on the entrance floor, are beautiful palm trees illuminated at night with colorful lights. In the hall there is also a stage where various performances are held in some evenings. Outside there is a small Marina on the Hudson River, and in the winter there is an ice skating arena as well.
    Written 22 December 2019
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  • Lolly’s Look
    New York City, NY12,815 contributions
    The channel gardens lead up to the tree. The view from 5th Avenue spanning up to the tree across the channel gardens is an epic holiday view in the city.
    Written 16 December 2020
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  • DanLaton
    Petrolia, Canada12 contributions
    This is a really nice little community green space - but it's not large or distinct. My point being that it's a beautiful and worthwhile space - but for the more immediate community.
    Written 4 October 2019
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  • Ashok Ganapathy Iyer
    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates1,468 contributions
    Hallett Nature Sanctuary is pristine wilderness within Central Park segregated from human intervention. Here the walk through the natural wilderness gives you a sense of the historic wild habitat that preceded the building of this great city New York and the importance of Central Park
    Written 9 November 2019
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  • The Swiss Nomad
    Lugano, Switzerland3,123 contributions
    On our first day in NY, on our way to the Staten island ferry, we bought a bagel at Leo's and headed to the elevated acre to enjoy our breakfast while taking a look at the skyline and at helicopters leaving from the piers.
    The place, since we visited in February, had no grass or flowers, but still it made a pleasant attraction, considering we were totally alone and the views are really beautiful.
    Overall, if you happen in its proximity, definitely worth checking out.
    Written 15 March 2020
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  • gboi77
    Taipei, Taiwan1,211 contributions
    It's pretty small so far but it promises to be quite grand when it is finally finished. It is still worthwhile to visit just to see a small sampling of the underground park, the idea behind the project and its progress, and the history of the tunnel that will eventually be the park.

    Admission is free but they are not open everyday. Check their website for hours.
    Written 26 March 2017
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  • Sherry H
    North Canton, OH417 contributions
    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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  • barry m
    New York City, NY165 contributions
    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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  • Fleetwoodmac9
    231 contributions
    This gem of a garden, which was built in the footprint of a torn down apartment building, is one of the best kept secrets in all of New York City. It's also rather exclusive, too; you need to work or live in the area bound by 59th Street to 34th Street and from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River. In order to access the garden, not only do you need to live or work in the aforementioned area, but you need a key as well. Keys are distributed on the first Saturday of every month and cost $10-15 dollars. If you don't have a key, fear not; you can be let in by someone who DOES have a key. The only caveat is that you also need to be let out by someone who has a key. The garden itself is split in twain; the front garden has tons of flowers, trees, bushes, and other plants, with a nice grapevine-covered gazebo to the left side and a couple of benches interspersed around the right side. Then, there is a back fence. This is where the "back garden" is located, which is divided into little plots, where people who have the plots may plant whatever they please. It is always nice to come here on a sunny spring or summer day and just "escape" from the City for a bit. It's nice to lay out on the grass and read a book or just enjoy the flowers in the forward garden. If you live in the area, do yourself a favor, get a key. It's well worth it, and it makes me wish I lived in the vicinity so that I could have one too.
    Written 6 August 2019
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  • robcurtross
    New York City, NY14,583 contributions
    Located on 6th Street in Manhattan's East Village, between Avenues B and C.

    'B' for Botanical
    We call it a botanical garden because that's the traditional name for a garden where visitors come to learn about lots of plants from lots of places. The garden includes hundreds of plants, native plants as well as many that were immigrants to New York-- and that makes our garden a lot like our community.

    'C' for Community
    Unlike many other botanical gardens, 6BC is also a community garden: East Villagers, all volunteers, started building it on a rubble-strewn empty lot in the early 1980s.

    Since then, our garden's story, like our neighborhood's, has been one of constant challenge and change.

    Today, after a period in which 6BC's survival, like that of other New York community gardens, was threatened by the city's exploding development, our garden's land has been permanently set aside for public use as part of the New York City Parks system.

    For a former farmboy like myself, these neighborhood gardens and parks are a wonderful reminder of my childhood back in Wisconsin.
    Written 31 July 2016
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  • Scott A
    New York City, NY40 contributions
    This garden in the West Village almost makes one forget the noise of the city. A relaxing place to read and just unwind.
    Written 23 August 2016
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