A bunch of years back I had stumbled on a part of the Central Park Conservatory Garden but I didn’t explore it fully due to a meeting. I finally had a nice sunny day free and decided to walk around and see the sights. It doesn’t take very long to walk through and is a popular lunch area for people. It’s divided into three sections: Italian, English, and French gardens. I entered through the north end, which is the French garden, while the main entrance is in the Italian section from Fifth Ave. This leaves the English section to the south. The sun was a great help with light and shadow on this shoot.
The centerpiece of the French Garden.
A view of “Three Dancing Maidens” by Walter Schott through the trellis.
Fun with fountains.
They seem to be having fun.
And that’s a big spiderweb.
It’s nice to get a shot of this fountain without any people in the way.
Benches and lampposts: what every garden should have.
Flowers in bloom.
Towering over the garden on Fifth Ave.
Walking towards the Italian section.
The first of two lanes where the shade makes it ideal to sit and eat.
The field in the Italian section.
A view from the main gate.
Seats in the trellis above the central fountain.
Looking from above out onto the fountain and lawn.
Stairs out of the Italian section.
An English garden.
There is some color.
The Secret Garden statue in the lily pond, sculpted by Bessie Potter Vonnoh.
Lilies in the pond.
Bird bath time.
Fun with lily pads and reflections.
Can we tell I was fascinated by this statue?
Next week: We’ll show off some of the intense sunlight and it’s effects on Central Park that we had this summer during the heatwave.