Conservatory Garden
Conservatory Garden
4.5
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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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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ4,974 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The gardens have a quiet elegance to them in the winter months when nothing is growing but still you can walk around and see all the bushes and statuary. The gardens are under renovation but in the winter months there is nothing to see on that side of the park.

Still is it nice to walk around the shrubbery and see the mazes of the gardens. There are still people walking around admiring the lawns and trees and taking pictures.
Written January 16, 2023
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ4,974 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I went to the Central Park Conservatory for the first time since the pandemic and the core of the gardens are under renovation.

You can still walk around the perimeters of the gardens and see the trees and lawn. The fountain off to the side surrounding by those gardens was still open and it was nice to walk around. The flowers were in full bloom.

It will be nice to see the end results with the gardens when it is finished.
Written June 2, 2022
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN4,966 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
It was quiet and peaceful but a bit underwhelming. The south end around Burnett Fountain was nice but the rest of the garden seemed underdeveloped. Maybe nicer later in Spring and early Summer. I was there in mid-April.
Written April 10, 2024
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lucycan
San Diego, CA3,486 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
I've been going to NYC for many years but never even knew this garden existed. A very nice space in central park. Lots of great spots to sit and relax. Plants are all well manicured. Nice fountain. Public rest rooms. Did I mention its FREE?
Written May 19, 2021
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newyorknatives
New York City, NY146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011
Central Park's Conservatory Garden is the city's best kept secret. Entry to the six acre wonder is through the magnificent Vanderbilt Gate on Fifth Avenue.The gate was the entryway to the Vanderbilt estate which once stood on the site.The garden consists of three gardens leading into one another.The English Garden is a formal garden with water lily pond and bronze statues of children. The French Garden features lavender and statuary,and The Italian Garden, has pergolas with wisteria hanging in abundance.
The Untermyer Fountain is a beautiful circular bronze sculpture of three dancing nymphs.Some couples choose to have their wedding photos taken there, so it's not uncommon to see a wedding party when you visit.Not too many people know about this unusual bit of beauty in Central Park , but this hidden gem is definately worth seeing.
Written November 22, 2011
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Kiwigolfer2011
Auckland Central, New Zealand393 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Family
A lovely peaceful place to visit when you want to get away from the buzz of Manhattan. Our apartment was two streets away from Central Park so visited here several times during our visit.
Each time was enjoyable and surprisingly very few people.
Written September 13, 2013
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justme009
USA40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017
The gardens are a very lovely and peaceful escape from the hustle of NYC. My teenage daughter and I decided to take the subway to see the gardens. The walk from the closest subway stop (Lexington and 103rd) took us past some housing project areas in East Harlem where we did not feel particularly comfortable. This is not meant to be a judgement of the area; you need to be aware and do what makes you comfortable.
Written July 9, 2017
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Chmpgnrose
New York City, NY266 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Three BEAUTIFUL gardens composes the landscapes: French, English, and Italian. European gardens are extremely beautiful landscaping and greenery. These Conservatory Gardens makes the perfect background for wedding photography and other professional photo shoots as I was planning on having my wedding to be photographed here. Note a permit is required with an exorbitant fee to use the grounds for photography.

Walter Schott's Three Dancing Maidens scupture is located in the French garden. Central Park Conservancy has a book published about "Places to Discover and Enjoy in Central Park."
Written November 6, 2019
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Alec D
Seattle, WA2,611 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Mid April is a little early for things in bloom. But it is still very pretty nevertheless. It’s located in the north east part of the park. It is closed part of Wednesday mornings for maintenance.
Written April 17, 2019
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,034 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
Beautiful garden, hidden gem. Somewhat out of the way - uptown - it almost seem undiscovered. So not too crowded, just filled with nature at its best.
Manicured gardens in different styles, French, Italian, English for everybody to enjoy.
The entrance at 5th ave - is a large beautiful iron French gate.
Brides limos show up on the weekend - as it is a very romantic spot for wedding photography.
I love to revisit this time of the year - for the special memories this place holds for me....
Written May 4, 2015
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