Sometimes the city life gets to be a bit too much and some time is needed to step away from it all. That's why we've found four gardens in New York City that are close enough to home that you won't have to do much traveling, but enchanting enough to help you feel like you've left the City.
The Cloisters Museum and Gardens are thirty minutes from Midtown, but feels like a step back into time. It's location is Fort Tryon Park at the top of a grassy hill. This medieval backdrop has been used for outdoor Shakespeare plays in the past. With views of the Hudson River, guests can explore not only the museum, but also its lush gardens.
If you really want to get lost in a garden, there's no place better than to do it at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. With ongoing exhibitions, classes, and seminars--this garden offers more than just a nice, peaceful day; although you can get that here as well. As one of New York City's historical gardens, New York Botanical Garden gives something extra to visitors and residents.
If you're in Central Park, there are many outdoor areas that are filled with greenery. However, there is also the Conservatory Garden which is broken up into three styles; French, Italian and English. The northern French-style features seasonal displays in spring and autumn, the Untermyer fountain, and Three Dancing Maidens sculpture.
The central Italian garden showcases a large lawn surrounded by Crabapple trees, a jet fountain, and a beautiful walkway with the names of the original thirteen states written on medallions.
The southern English garden houses a bronze statuary fountain with a boy playing a pipe to attract birds and a girl giving them water to drink. It also encompasses seasonal trees and flowers.
If you don't mind the trip, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a must see almost any time of the year. There's so much to do and see with gardens and collections, workshops, and events happening throughout the year. It's no wonder that so many people choose to have their weddings here, with all of the natural beauty that surrounds visitors.