The NY Botanical Gardens

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The NY Botanical Gardens Conservatory

One of the joys of living in NY is being continually surrounded by Art, Artifacts, Museums, various cultures and foods, only to name a few of many places to visit in New York.  Recently a friend and I ventured to the Botanical Gardens, located in the Bronx, NY.  No matter what time of year you come to visit there is always something new to see.  The Gardens feature an array of various exhibits as the seasons permit; Orchids in April, Magnolia Trees, and Lilacs in May.  The Botanical Gardens has the largest collection of flowers around the world. The beautiful photo of the Red and Yellow Tulips I posted in my Wordless Wednesday was taken on our last journey.

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                       Tulips                                                                                             Field of Tulips

As we strolled along the long walkways, the Magnolia Trees were in bloom, Lilacs just bursting through, and Tulips galore!

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                         Magnolia Tree                                                           Magnolia Trees along the Walkway

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                                                                                           Lilac Tree

Further along the pathway is this freshwater Waterfall which we learned is part of the Bronx River, which runs all through lower Westchester.  One of our main Parkways that everyone travels is the Bronx River Parkway, which every time it rains, the Bronx River overflows and traffic is halted as they close the flooded Parkway.  One of nature’s beautiful hazards of living here!

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Bronx River Waterfall

Founded in the late 19th Century, and opened in 1891, the Gardens were the dream of a Columbia University botanist, Nathaniel Lord Britton, and his wife, Elizabeth. This is the original home they lived in while donating most of their 50 acres of land to New York to develop the Botanical Gardens which is now a National Historic Landmark.

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                                                                              Lorlei House

The most visited exhibit is their landmark Rose Gardens, known as the “Peggy Roosevelt Rose Gardens”, designed by President Roosevelt for his wife; which feature over 3,500 variety of Roses.  The Botanical Gardens has the largest collection of flowers around the world.


                                                                       Peggy Roosevelt Rose Gardens

The Conservatory (which I was fortunate enough to work while in College) also offers a living plant museum, offering educational programs for many botanists around the world, studying horticulture and plant science. (see picture at the beginning).


                                                        Greenhouse (Back of the Conservatory)

About Pamela Baker

For as long as I can remember, I have always been interested in various crafts. After crocheting for many years, recently I started designing OOAK jewelry pieces, always learning new techniques as I continued. I also have always loved to write, so I look forward to being a part of this Blog as one it's contributors. As a lifelong resident of NY, I am busy with my two shops on Etsy: MagdaleneJewels (OOAK designed jewelry items: Necklace,Bracelets, Earrings,rings): also, MagdaleneKnits (Crocheted & Knitted items for Newborns to Adults) I can also be found on FB, Twitter, Pinterest, Word Press, YouTube. My Blogs are: I also intend to bring tutorials to help you develop your Shops more effectively to increase your Views and Sales on the various mediums you may be selling your work on. I am always a convo or email away if you have any specific questions I can help you with.
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8 Responses to The NY Botanical Gardens

  1. Edi says:

    So many beautiful flowers! I love the lilac and magnolia trees!

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  2. Such a gorgeous post. I adore lilac. I bet the smell was amazing!

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  3. wow! lovely! I’d love to be able to visit. The flowers are spectacular!

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  4. Pamela Baker says:

    Thanks all – if any of you get to NY – I promise I will take you there


  5. duniwp says:

    What a gorgeous place! I’d love to take a stroll through the Rose Gardens 🙂 The magnolia trees are magnificent!

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  6. Natasha says:

    Oh! Saucer magnolias? I love them! I actually like them quite a bit more than Magnolia grandiflora, which tends to get me in trouble with people when I’m back home in the South. =p Sort of interestingly, I used to work at a state park in SC. The last private owner was the first woman to get a grad degree from Columbia in horticulture. She wanted her family property to be a managed, beautiful, natural setting for people to enjoy and sold it to the state for next to nothing in the last 1960s. It’s fantastic she had such vision and was able to preserve a historic site (the site of the first Charleston, SC settlement) instead of allowing it fall prey to developers.

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  7. Pamela Baker says:

    I admit I had to look up what a “Saucer Magnolia” was. We just term them all Magnolia’s, but then again I didn’t get a chance to work in a State Park! I wonder if the woman who originally owned the land knew Lord Britton as they both were graduates of Columbia U’s Horticulture Program – would that be interesting! Unfortunately with the Magnolia’s and Cherry Blossom’s is that they are so beautiful, but one big wind or rain storm and their beauty is gone.


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