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“A Most Unique Garden”
Review of Heather Garden

Heather Garden
Ranked #583 of 1,141 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: Romantic garden, tucked away inside Fort Tryon Park, features a well-known sign that gently admonishes "Let no one say, and say it to your shame, that all was beauty here, until you came."
Reviewed 31 March 2013

We have visited this garden many times. Yesterday was amazing! The heather was in full bloom...looking like a Monet impression. Besides the heather, crocuses,jasmine and hellabores were in bloom. Daffodils are getting ready to bloom. Very little is in bloom in NYC in the winter months but usually the heather gardens are so we sometimes park the car in Ft Lee, NJ, walk across the George Washington Bridge and north to Ft Tryon. Yesterday was a sunny clear day and one of the best places to see flowers in bloom.. Ft Tryon is historic, picturesque and well maintained. There is limited free parking in the park.

Date of experience: March 2013
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Reviewed 28 March 2013 via mobile

It is worthwhile to pass by this while walking at The Cloisters. But it is not worth a special trip on its own. The heathers are generic (no specimen plants as far as I could tell) and do not appear to be arranged in a particular pattern. The main attractions are the surrounding lawns and unobstructed views of the Palisades, which Rockefeller bought to protect the views from The Cloisters. Many steps; bicycles are prohibited. Many dog walkers.

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Reviewed 14 August 2012

Just wanted to let readers know that the iPad app location for the Heather Garden at Fort Tryon Park (FTP) shows it as below the George Washington Bridge! Obviously it is way off the mark. Having said that, FTP is one of my favorite New York City parks.

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Reviewed 8 November 2016
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Date of experience: September 2016
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