I’d like to share a bit of the magic that goes on around here with you today.
A warning, this also happens to be a long photo essay, but I believe if you stick with me till the end it will be worth your time. And you will see why I consider it to be the greatest botanical garden in the world.
When we first walked in I was greeted by this unusual lamp-sculpture.
At the start of our trip we encounter this long “U shaped road with towering trees, named “the Tulip Tree Allee”.
Past the buildings, we find picturesque scenes such as this; it even comes with its own rustic fence.
Visitors can get around the gardens by walking, which is what we did, or by taking a tram that travels all along the roads and drops you off at various gardens. The tram also has a tour guide.
We walked up the path that led us to a bridge.
Past the river is the Thain Family Forest. A side note here, when I first came to the NYBG many years ago I was left speechless by the scope of this forest located in the middle of the oasis. It is “the largest remaining tract of original forest that once covered New York City.” You can read more about this magnificent forest here.
From a distance we see the Haupt Conservatory. It is what I consider to be the Jewel of the gardens. I was going to talk about it here, but after a while I had added so many photos it became too much. I’ll be sharing these with you soon. After all this special place deserves a photo essay of its own.
This is why it is the greatest botanical garden in the world, just a stones throw from the maddening city streets.
Next time I will share the beauty of the rose garden.
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