So you think you have seen all of Central Park
, and all the beauty that it offers? Well you have not because the Central Park Conservatory Garden is New Yorks best kept secret, until now. Enter through the magnificent Vanderbilt Gate on Fifth Avenue and be amazed by the beauty and peace that you will find in this little piece of heaven tucked away in the corner of Central Park
. It is the only formal garden in New York City and it is a favoured location for wedding pictures of newly married couples, so do not be alarmed that you are intruding when you see a ceremony on at the beautiful location, unless of course you attempt to speak out as to why they cannot marry. But seriously, why would you not marry here, the place is surreal. How could there be such beauty, peace and visual delight right in the heart of one of the biggest cities in the world?
The nice aspect of this little piece of Central Park
is the quiet, calm atmosphere as it is free from runners and bicyclists, which makes it a great spot for an afternoon stroll. The garden is divided into three, and lined with shaded apple tree lined allies. The north garden is designed with a French formal theme in mind; the central garden would give off an Italian feel and the south garden is designed to replicate the style of an English perennial garden. It is essentially the crown jewel of Central Park
and nowhere else in Manhattan would rival the conservatory garden for a varied and wide collection of blooming plants and shrubs.
The garden offers an oasis from the busy city life of New York and is the perfect spot for some relaxation and act as a great hideout to get away from it all. While you are in the area, great locations like Harlem
and the Schomburg Centre
should be visited as well as the sporting mecca of Yankee Stadium
The peace and relaxation doe not have to be left behind in this great garden, choose a quality hotel to enjoy your Weekend
break in New York, with hotels like the Flatotel
, Ritz-Carlton New York Central Park
and Warwick New York