Today a friend and I walked our boys over to Fifth Avenue at 105th Street and were greeted by this:
Walking through the gate, we found ourselves in a formal garden.
Kaya was pleased by the fountain.
On either side of the central lawn were lovely, shaded walks.
Further exploration led us to the northern, French-style garden.
Which we entered through lovely archways covered in vines and flanked by colorful groupings of flowers.
And we stopped to admire another fountain.
This was all quite enough to be impressed by, but further wandering led us to a third, English-style garden.
In this garden, there was something beautiful, surprising, or often both at every turn.
There was a fountain here as well.
The Central Park Conservatory is open from 8 a.m. to dusk. There are guided tours of the garden every Saturday at 11 from April to October. The entrance is at 5th Avenue and 105th Street.
(Thanks for joining us, Seema and Vishnu!)