The Most Beautiful Botanical Parks of New York

The Big Apple is green and flowers, the proof!

5 boroughs and each has its botanical garden. But that's not all, New York is full of small flowery corners reserves plants maintained by residents, secret gardens and green surroundings. Among the myriad of parks and gardens, this is the most outstanding, remarkable for the richness of their collections and the secrets they keep inside. Route of an enchanting ride.

Staten Island Botanical Garden

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This garden is just minutes from Jersey City, Snug Harbor Cultural Center. It offers educational programs on how to cultivate your flowers or horticulture.

To do, to see

It consists of about 20 gardens and has a palace of 3 floors located at the end of a maze. The park also has an impressive collection of roses from around the world, thousands of butterflies, sensory gardens, a vegetable garden, a barn, a farm, and greenhouses.

The highlight of the visit

It is there that housed the Garden of Healing (Garden of Healing), a memorial to the victims of September 11, 2001. Be sure not to go through the Garden of Authentic Scholar of Ming era, the first Chinese garden in the United States.

For more information visit: Snug-harbor.org

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Set in the most fashionable district of NYC, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is actually made up of a dozen gardens for a total area of 21 hectares. Each year it welcomes more than 900,000 visitors. It is also nicknamed the "primordial horticultural attraction of the region" by New York Times.

To do, to see

In any season, the botanical garden is a marvel. Climb the hill and watch the Japanese Mare for a good bowl of serenity or visit the Garden Fragrant roses. If you are a family, be sure to take a turn at the Children's Discovery Garden or at the Bonsai Museum.

The highlight of the visit

This is the Shakespeare Garden which has more than 80 plants mentioned in his works beside which some excerpts are written.

Good to know: The visit to the park is free, every Tuesday and Saturday between 10am and noon.

For more information visit: Bbg.org

Queens Botanical Garden

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The Queens Botanical Garden has an excellent reputation not only due to the diversity and richness of its park but also because it was one of the first to engage in the fight for environmental protection. Besides, his creed is clear "where nature, people, and cultures meet."

To do, to see

The beautiful botanical garden has more than 40 hectares devoted to impressive collections of flowers and trees. More than 300,000 visitors go there every year.

For more information visit: QueensBotanical.org

New York Botanical Garden

The Most Beautiful Botanical Parks of New York Landscapes

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It is actually located in the North Bronx, and therefore somewhat shunned by visitors as the place is poorly served by public transport. Still, it was created a long time ago, in 1890, and is now one of the largest and finest botanical gardens in the world. Besides, the best way to visit is to take the little train that cruises the aisles of flowers tirelessly and make you round the property.

To do, to see

The garden includes 27 points of interest, such as the Home Gardening Center with its beautiful tulips, and the Haupt Conservatory makes us discover beautiful tropical plants and its famous water lily pond and rare plants. The main greenhouse dating from the creation of the garden was renovated thanks to the generous donation ($ 5 million) from Enid A. Haupt, an American philanthropist. The park allows all kinds of activities, tours of course, but also lectures, exhibitions. A visitor center offers the possibility to lunch there and we can also picnic.

The highlight of the visit

It is the world-renowned university library that sits in the middle of the park. It is dedicated to botany and has more than 550,000 volumes on the subject.

Good to know: Admission is quite expensive, about $ 20, but it's for a good cause and because you donate to the foundation that maintains the garden and its collections.

For more information visit: Nybg.org

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