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