I love the Garden. Most people miss out on the Garden due to its location: 5th Avenue & 103rd - 105th Streets. The tourist tend to stay mostly to the south end of Central Park (Columbus Circle, Bethesda Fountain etc) so it is an extra trip to get to the Garden but it is well worth it.
The flowers are stunning, the fountains, sculptures are beautiful and serene, They do a wonderful job taking care of this area. On any given day, it's not unusual to see a wedding or two. That's how beautiful it is.
Just north of the Garden is the Harlem Meer and the Dana Discovery Center. You can use fishing poles provided by the Center to fish in the Harlem Meer.
This is worth the trip!More