This beautiful public garden featuring vast lawns, greenhouses, flower and herb gardens, views of the Hudson River, and woodland trails is a hidden gem located in the Riverdale neighborhood in the northwest Bronx.
I also spent a few hours in the Met roaming their vast rooms and collections. I was really interested in seeing the new roof garden commission by Imran Qureshi but I also stumbled into the new Punk:Chaos to Couture exhibition which was surprisingly good as well.
The Cloisters Museum & Gardens
I’ve been to the Metropolitan Museum quite a few times but I still hadn’t been to the Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park. The Cloisters is part of the Metropolitan so admission to either museum includes same day admission to the other. The Cloisters focuses on medieval art and beautiful gardens consisting of fresh herbs, flowers, and trees as well as some amazing views of the park and Hudson River.
Planting Fields Arboretum
This Sunday was another day trip checking out the mansions and gardens of Long Island’s Gold Coast. Last year we went to Old Westbury Gardens and this time we checked out Planting Fields Arboretum and Coe Hall in Oyster Bay. I loved all the vast lawns they have for picnicking and the greenhouses. I can’t wait to check out the other mansions of the Gold Coast.
All photos taken on phone.
Governors’ Island is one of my favorite places to visit during the summer. It feels like you’re world’s away but you’re only a 10 minute ferry ride from the city. It’s a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city without having to go very far. One of my favorite things about it is all the art and larger than life sculptures around the island.
Spending a rainy afternoon with the dinosaurs.
At the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
I took these on my phone during an impromptu visit to the garden, these are some of the better ones that I managed to get. My phone’s camera isn’t the best but they came out pretty good none the less and they have an interesting effect. The bonsai tree is my favorite because it literally looked like a mini forest.
Some shots of Central Park from last year. It was during the cusp of the ending of summer and the beginning fall where it was still pretty warm, not quite sweater weather yet, but you can see hints of fall coming through with the leaves just starting to turn.
We walked across the bridge yesterday on Mother’s Day. The weather was perfect, it wasn’t too hot and there was a nice breeze to keep you cool after all that walking.
How cool is this amusement park in Central Park with a view of the city in the background.