Sunday, 28 January 2018

Central Park, New York: The Conservatory Garden, September 2017

New York was a huge surprise. We were charmed and excited by a city full of colour and vitality. I couldn't live there, I doubt, given the pace of the place but there again there were areas of relative tranquility and inviting accommodation. The Conservatory Garden in Central Park was one of the biggest surprises, a slice of  English/French/Italian gardens in the heart of one of the world's great cities. Originally opened in 1937 and based on a design by Gilmore Clarke, the garden was restored in the mid 1980s. The park itself was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963.

View from Rockefeller Center

Three Dancing Maidens by Walter Schott

I had to get a skyscraper in

Burnett Fountain by Bessie Potter Vonnoh

Not one of the dancing maidens


  1. Ha, I grew up nearby and for all the times I've wandered NYC and visited the park I have never stopped in there. I'll have to put it on the list!

    1. Impressive to hide a place like this! The whole garden, park and, indeed, New York: all impressive. Loved it. We intend to return in 2019.


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Sicily's Mimosa Trees, 31st March 2016