New York is often known for being one huge concrete jungle, and people often wouldn’t expect to find some of the most beautiful and enchanting gardens America has to offer. But indeed, there are many hidden gems of nature thriving in New York – you just need to know where to look! So the next time you wander around this fascinating city, why not take a look at these beautiful gardens.
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Located in the Brooklyn neighborhood of New York, it occupies more than 14,000 different factories and has nearly a million visitors a year. Here’s a fun fact: some gardens are dedicated to the scents and plants mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays. The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is a beautiful garden that connects people to the world of nature.
Green Wood Cemetery
We understand that a cemetery might not be the first place you would imagine a perfect garden. But once you take a look at Brooklyn’s peaceful Green-Wood, you might change your mind. It is known as one of the first cemeteries in America. With acres of beautiful valleys and picturesque lakes, you will definitely want more.
New York Botanical Garden
Located in the Bronx, the New York Botanical Gardens abound with a vast amount of exquisite plants and flowers. It is the ideal place to get in touch with nature, and for those who want to know more about the environment, they offer many interesting topics to deepen their knowledge.
West Side Community Garden
It’s hard to believe that this 16,000 square foot community garden was a mixture of trash, empty spaces and abandoned buildings housing many homeless people. But today, this beautiful private Manhattan park is well known for its annual Tulip Festival in April. People flock from across the city to check out the multicolored array of over 15,000 tulips, all of which were planted by volunteers.
Central Park, Winter Garden
Inspired by French, Italian and English style spaces, the beautiful Secret Garden exudes a calm and tranquil atmosphere, sheltered from runners and cyclists. This then makes it an ideal location for weddings and relaxing afternoon walks. It will certainly appeal to everyone, especially in spring and summer.