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NYC – Upper East Side near Central Park #3 Conservatory Gardens

THIS IS PART OF SEVERAL POSTS THAT WILL HIGHLIGHT THE AREA ABOVE 86th STREET (mostly eastside).

Conservatory Gardens

This a very formal garden area. In warm weather it is a cool spot as it has many trellises  arbors and trees. Again, this is a peaceful place to linger. (Bathrooms are here as well). There are a few ,museums across 5th avenue and a bus stop where just about every bus can bring you back down 5th avenue. (You can take a bus on Madison Avenue to  get close to here.) At this writing. bus is $2,25 coins only/ or Metro card.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservatory_Garden

The Conservatory Garden of Central Park replaced a glass conservatory at the same location. It is a formal 6-acre garden sectioned out into three traditional styles: Italian, French and English.

  • You enter the Garden from Fifth Avenue and pass through the Vanderbilt Gate, which once bordered the entrance of the Vanderbilt mansion.
  • ·The Garden is composed of three distinct parts, skillfully restored since the 1980s, and is accessible through the Vanderbilt Gate at Fifth Avenue and 105th Street,
  • The central section of the Conservatory Garden is a symmetrical lawn outlined in clipped yew, with a single central fountain jet at the rear.
  • To the left on the south side, is the garden of mixed herbaceous borders in wide concentric bands around The Secret Garden water lily pool,
  • To the right of the central formal plat is a garden also in concentric circles, round a Fountain, that highlights the  bronze figures, Three Dancing Maidens by Walter Schott (1861-1938).

Note: Just around east 90th St and Fifth Ave there is a church on the corner. It has a very small café. The inside of the church is beautiful.

One block south is the Guggenheim Museum the street and across the street is the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum.

Going north – The Meer

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