The Central Park Conservatory Garden

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.

Coming in from the north to the French Garden.

The center pool with the Three Dancing Maidens fountain by German sculptor, Walter Schott

The center pool with the Three Dancing Maidens fountain by German sculptor, Walter Schott

Close up of the fountain.

Close up of the fountain.

A view from the east side.

A view from the east side – outside the gardens can be seen in the upper right.

An archway and the fountain.

An archway and the fountain.

Some of the floral design.

Some of the floral design.

A very bold coloring.

A very bold coloring.

Walking in the shade towards the Italian Garden.

Walking in the shade towards the Italian Garden.

One of the many areas with benches for sitting and reading, or eating your lunch.

One of the many areas with benches for sitting and reading, or eating your lunch.

A student sitting on the fountain edge.

A student sitting on the fountain edge.

The Vanderbilt Gate on the east side of both the gardens and park.

The Vanderbilt Gate on the east side of both the gardens and park.

The lawn, which you cannot walk on, in the Italian Garden.

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.

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.

Looking out from the pergola at the fountain.

A view of the Italian Garden from the pergola.

A view of the Italian Garden from the pergola.

An unobstructed view.

An unobstructed view.

The fountain.

The fountain.

Fountain mist and the next path.

Fountain mist and the next path.

The fountain with the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center in the background.

The fountain with the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center in the background.

A pond in the English Garden.

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 Frances Hodgeson Burnett Memorial Fountain by sculptor Bessie Potter Vonnoh. It depicts Mary and Dickon from The Secret Garden.

The trees offer wonderful coverage.

The trees offer wonderful coverage.

She holds a birdbath.

She holds a birdbath.

Looking at the fountain from out in the garden.

Looking at the fountain from out in the garden.

Freshly watered flowers.

Freshly watered flowers.

Soon to bloom.

Soon to bloom.

There are a lot of them.

There are a lot of them.

Flower bells.

Flower bells.

This is popular in NYC parks.

This is popular in NYC parks.

Lots of colors and smells.

Lots of colors and smells.

Plants growing up the lamppost.

Plants growing up the lamppost.

Some nice purple.

Some nice purple.

Last of the blues.

Last of the blues.

Stone paths among the hedges.

Stone paths among the hedges.

A last look from the south entrance.

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.

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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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