Everybody wants to visit new york atleast once. When my cousin, Wella came back from New York where she had gone on a holiday all she had to talk about were the several parks and gardens she saw in that beautiful city and how all of them had in different ways captivated her imagination. Along with all the commercial sites that are spread over the city, New York also has framed Mother Nature through its gardens and parks. The most famous gardens in New York include British Memorial Garden, Central Park Conservatory Garden, New York botanical Garden and Queens Botanical Garden.
The Central Park Conservatory Garden happens to be the only formal garden in Central Park and its vicinity. In the place of this garden, originally, stood a conservatory from 1898 to 1934 after which it was made into a park and named Conservatory Garden. It contains large shrubs like magnolias, tree lilac and Buddleias. The garden passes through two seasons- a mass display of tulips during springtime and the fall has the garden displaying Korean Chrysanthemums. This garden revolutionizes the concept of turning estate gardens into urban parks.
The New York Botanical Garden is one of the most prestigious botanical gardens in the city of New York and houses some of the world’s leading plant laboratories. It was founded in 1891 and was confirmed a National Historic Landmark in 1967. Its major highlights include a cascading waterfall and trees like cherry, tulip, birch and white ash trees, some of which are more than two hundred years old. The Queens Botanical Garden was started in 1939 and now consists of 39 acres of lush greenery contributed by rose, herb and perennial gardens.
Museums in New York include the American Folk Art Museum, Asia Society and the American Museum of the Moving Image. The American Folk Art Museum is the center of study of American folk art and it also showcases the work of several self- taught artists. The museum was founded on June 23, 1961 and its doors were opened to the public only on September 27, 1963. The Asia Society happens to be the leading global and pan- Asian organization that prepares Asians and Americans to have a vast base of knowledge through creativity, art and culture. The American Museum of the Moving Image was founded in 1977, showcases the technicalities involved in the art, history and technique of cinema and film- making and justifies the kind of influence cinema has on people’s lives.
Just as my cousin Wella did when she went to visit New York City, you, too, should visit all the above places to experience beauty of a different kind subsisting in the city. It will definitely take your breath away for sure!