A Morning in the NY Botanical Gardens

North of the Bronx Zoo in Bronx Park is the New York Botanical Garden. The easiest way to get there is by car which would also let you see the Bronx Zoo and eat out at Arthur Avenue. If you don’t have access to a car (like a good chunk of NYC residents) your next best bet is the Harlem Line of Metro North which will drop you off across the street from the gardens (unlike the subway which drops you off 8 blocks away…in the Bronx, which means it’s about a 20 minute walk).

I went to the gardens back in April in what should have been the peak of the Cherry Blossom season but, due to an extremely mild winter, was actually the tail end of the season.

Cherry blossom shelter.

Bright colors and dew drops.

The lookout.

It’s like Wonderland.

Morning flowers.

Tree shadow.

Following Azalea Way, you reach a bridge that will take you past the Stone Mill and into the lilac area and the Rose Garden (a section that wasn’t open while I was there as April is too early in the year for roses).

Hey look, a cottage (the Stone Mill).

Practically inside the petals.

Bee getting breakfast.

More bees.

Interesting color.

At the Howell Family Garden there is a massive creature of flowers:

Attack of the caterpillar!

At the Haupt Conservatory, among the various regional plants was the Orchid Show. There are also many odd looking plants throughout the conservatory.

Yeah, this just doesn’t look right….

Part of the Orchid Show.

Fun colors and patterns.

A variation on the colors and patterns.

More variations.

Kinda looks like a muppet.

As you leave the conservatory you get this nice view:

Another Wonderland garden.

As is true with many cultural areas around the city, they are facing funding issues. If you would like to support the New York Botanical Garden, you should visit here.

Next up: A walk downtown by the South Street Seaport.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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  1. Pingback: The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden | Visions of my World

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