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Conservatory Garden

Address: Fifth Avenue at 105th Street, New York City, NY (Harlem)
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Ranked #30 of 616 Attractions in New York City
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Located across from the Museum of the City of New York, this Central...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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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Stony Brook, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

These comparatively little-known gardens are stunning! There are actually three gardens: a formal Italian garden, a traditionally French one, and an English cottage garden. Plan on spending an hour or two to see the latter during the spring--the winding paths reveal groupings of tulips and daffodils (all labeled, different ones each year) that beg to be photographed. Fountains and/or charming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This amazing spot is such a must-visit for anyone who appreciates beauty and tranquility. Wonderful gem for the Central Park tourist or nearby resident. My family has visited here in three different seasons, and no matter the weather or climate, it is gorgeous. A nice place to meditate on nature and to take memorable photos. We've never seen it too... More 

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Kew Gardens, New York
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210 reviews 210 reviews
74 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
65 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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95 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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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554 reviews 554 reviews
186 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
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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398 attraction reviews
408 helpful votes 408 helpful votes
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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