Set just south of the east side of Harlem Meer is the Conservatory Garden. It covers six acres and is divided up into three sections: the north is a French Garden, the center is an Italian Garden, and the south is an English Garden. The area is very scenic and a good place to go sit and read as it is also a designated quiet zone in the park. While I was there, the sun was burning down from almost straight above and the gardeners were out in full force watering the various plants.
Coming in from the north to the French Garden.
The center pool with the Three Dancing Maidens fountain by German sculptor, Walter Schott
A view from the east side – outside the gardens can be seen in the upper right.
An archway and the fountain.
Some of the floral design.
A very bold coloring.
Walking in the shade towards the Italian Garden.
One of the many areas with benches for sitting and reading, or eating your lunch.
A student sitting on the fountain edge.
The lawn, which you cannot walk on, in the Italian Garden.
Up in the Wisteria Pergola (arbor or shaded walkway) that goes around the fountain – it’s a good retreat from the sun.
Looking out from the pergola at the fountain.
A view of the Italian Garden from the pergola.
An unobstructed view.
Fountain mist and the next path.
The fountain with the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center in the background.
A pond in the English Garden.
The Frances Hodgeson Burnett Memorial Fountain by sculptor Bessie Potter Vonnoh. It depicts Mary and Dickon from The Secret Garden.
The trees offer wonderful coverage.
She holds a birdbath.
Looking at the fountain from out in the garden.
Freshly watered flowers.
Soon to bloom.
There are a lot of them.
This is popular in NYC parks.
Lots of colors and smells.
Plants growing up the lamppost.
Some nice purple.
Last of the blues.
Stone paths among the hedges.
A last look from the south entrance.
Next week: Some new looks at areas in the park I have been to before, but at different viewpoints.