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Conservatory Garden

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Address: Fifth Avenue at 105th Street, New York City, NY
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Description: Located across from the Museum of the City of New York, this Central Park...
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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An almost hidden gem in NYC

I discovered the Conservatory Garden almost by chance a few years ago - unless you live or work in the area, you don't necessarily just walk past it (I saw it from the bus driving... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I discovered the Conservatory Garden almost by chance a few years ago - unless you live or work in the area, you don't necessarily just walk past it (I saw it from the bus driving down 5th Avenue coming from Harlem). The Conservatory Garden is a beautiful and peaceful little oasis in the city, beautifully kept. It reminds me a... More 

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An amazing garden. Good bathrooms. Safe feeling. Take subway to 96th and walk to 5th to garden - a good route. Then walk south through the Park to enjoy New York at play or continue on 5th to visit the museums.

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Stony Brook, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Kew Gardens, New York
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74 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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74 helpful votes 74 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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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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302 reviews 302 reviews
95 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 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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49 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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651 reviews 651 reviews
233 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 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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