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Conservatory Garden

Fifth Avenue at 105th Street, New York City, NY (Harlem)
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Ranked #58 of 873 Attractions in New York City
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: Located across from the Museum of the City of New York, this Central Park oasis offers six acres of magnificent flowers and trees.
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Kew Gardens, New York
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72 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

That this is slightly out of the way for many tourists makes the garden very appealing. The formal layout is relaxing and provides charming spots to see fountains, water lilies blooming, beautiful flowers and restful benches, strategically placed. The grand entrance, on 5th Avenue, is majestic with a marvelous antique gate from France that previously graced the now demolished Vanderbilt... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If Central Park were Manhattan's green oasis, the Conservatory Garden would be the water. This garden is not only Central Park's must-go attraction but should also be your top destination of a NYC tour! Here, you will find a beautiful, three-sectioned gardens, each section with its own theme. Prepare your best camera and get ready to be dazzled by the... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is on the east side of the park and at about 104th St. so it is a long walk from some places, but it is peaceful and pretty. Many flowers were blooming, and it was a nice place to visit. We enjoy walking and there are good paths to get there.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a beautiful, quiet oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located just below the northeast corner of Central Park, it features 3 formal gardens with plants and blooming flowers, trees and fountains. It is a great place to visit if you are looking for a green space and to escape the crowds of the midtown and downtown... More

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south carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What a lovely garden we discovered. This is a great place to reflect and have quiet solitude as there are no children and is a quiet zone. Lovely place to read a good book as well. The garden is divided into three parts. A beautiful fountain anchors the middle section. Loaded with various perennials and annuals. A true gem from... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This garden is beautiful. Both his architectual structure and the flowers and plantas it has. Great place to take photos or rest.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a gem of a place.Incredible planting, quiet retreat in the park. I go several times a year especially in may when all of teh trees are in bloom. A truly spectacular and largley unknown place. My escape

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have been to the Conservatory Garden every season of the year, and have always loved it. Most recently, I visited there with my wife in the early autumn, and it was still lush and green. The French Garden with its sculpted hedges and sculptures is my favorite, but I also love the variety and wildness of the English Garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

All my life I've seen Central Park in movies and on tv. None compared to the actual beauty that lies within. I could've spent days exploring. Around each turn lay another paradise. There could be more drinking fountains though, it was 90º and my bottle of water didn't last very long at all. Next time I'll be better prepared. Do... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I recently purchased a Great lens for my camera for really good close up photos and was looking for somewhere to use it and stumbled upon this beautiful garden in Central Park! From the majestic French gate to the beautiful, well kept lawn that greets visitors, it was a very inviting sight. There were flowers everywhere, fountains, shaded areas with... More

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