Monday, 30 April 2012

Botanic Beauty

I do love the New York Botanical Garden. After our first visit, last year, we were so impressed that we decided to become members, and now we go every few months. Yesterday's visit saw a riot of colour in the Azalea Garden, while the Littleboys delighted in picking up nature field notebooks in the Children's Garden and marking off different colours of bird.




For anyone visiting New York with kids, I would definitely recommend it; they always have fabulous activities for children, themed around the time of year. You can also take a picnic, to avoid spending a fortune in the cafe, although you usually can make up for that by buying some of the gorgeous things they sell in the gift shop. One of the most fun things about it is that you're right in the middle of the Bronx, yet you're in this oasis of calm, green, beauty, with majestic old trees, birdsong and ponds. Only the distant roar of cars reminds you of the location in the heart of urban New York. Their next big event will be a recreation of 'Monet's Garden'. Can't wait.

7 comments:

Circles in the Sand said...

What a beautiful place!

About Last Weekend said...

Love those gardens too, though I've never seen them as colourful as your photos, what a great time of year there!

rosiescribble said...

Stunning. A really hope I'm able to visit New York with my daughter one day. It's one of my life ambitions!

MsCaroline said...

Oooh, looks gorgeous! One of the best aspects of living within driving distance (but not exactly in) a world-class city- all the wonderful things to see.

We always enjoyed the botanical gardens when the boys were small and we lived in Arizona, although the landscape was considerably different, as you can imagine...

Anonymous said...

Have you been to Brooklyn Grange, the biggest rooftop farm and apiary in New York? Here's a link. http://www.brooklyngrangefarm.com/get-involved/

Alice Andrews said...

I adore the Botanical Gardens in NY. It is so great for kids, especially when sunny. I went last year with mu family, booked a new york serviced apartment and enjoyed the week so much! We did alot of tourist stuff with the kids but it was so hard and stressful keeping an eye on them! Everywhere was so busy and expensive. We did like 3/4 picnics in the Botanical gardens. It is very pretty and very quaint but I found it to be quite busy at certain times of the day. We did go in peak season though.

Nota Bene said...

I love botanical gardens...and that one looks a peach