So what’s the best thing about gardens? If I were to answer this question, I’d say that gardens make almost everyone happy.
But what’s that got to do with New York City?
Well, NYC is often seen as a jungle of steel and concrete. But well within the city’s limit, there are numerous small pockets where greenery not only thrives but provides a welcoming respite from the hectic pace of urban life. If only you know where to look. In fact, our city, as a whole, has beautiful countryside and lush landscapes suited to match even the highest standards of any horticulture enthusiast.
Everyone knows about Central Park. However, these hidden gardens tucked far away in corners of the city are the best if you want to steal some hours of solitude from the eight million people that call this city home.
As spring arrives, get on a bus to New York City and be prepared to take in the full splendor of season’s blooms at the city’s prettiest gardens.
Here are our picks.
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Address: 900 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA
- Connie Gretz Secret Garden
Where: 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island Botanical Garden, Staten Island, NY 10301, USA
- Queens Botanical Garden
Where: 43-50 Main Street Flushing, NY 11355, USA
- Atrium at the Ford Foundation
Where: 320 East 43rd Street, NY 10017, USA
- West Side Community Garden
Where: 123 W 89th St, New York, NY 10024, USA
- Seton Falls Park
Where: E 233rd St, Bronx, NY 10466, USA
- Greenacre Park
Where: 217 E 51st St, New York, NY 10022, USA
- Fort Tryon Park Heather Garden
Where: New York, NY 10040, USA
- Creative Little Garden
Where: 530 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009, USA
- Imani Community Garden
Where: 87-91 Schenectady Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213, USA