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Walking around the Big Apple between all of those skyscrapers, haven’t you wanted an escape back to nature. Wouldn’t you like to be away from the noises, learn about history, and have fun with family? Well…..That place does exist: New York Botanical Garden.
The New York Botanical Garden is a New York City icon. Since its founding in 1891, it has served as an escape from the urban jungle to both native New Yorkers and traveling visitors. Here are five places in this wonderful garden that you need to visit this summer.
The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden
The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is one of the most beautiful places in the botanical garden. 650 varieties of roses grow here, entrancing thousands of visitors. Beatrix Farrand designed the garden in 1916, but it wasn’t completed until 1988 with the support of David Rockefeller, of Rockefeller Center. He named it “Peggy Rockefeller” in honor of his wife.
Everett Children’s Adventure Garden
A great place in the garden for people of all ages is the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. This garden has games for children of all ages that help kids develop a love for science and nature. Here, they have the opportunity to climb rocks, do different experiments, and even create their own plants. This garden is visited by many families looking to have some fun together while learning.
Arthur and Janet Ross Conifer Arboretum
A piece of living history is to be found in the Arthur and Janet Ross Conifer Arboretum. This garden is visited by many people looking to see and touch the first trees planted in the Botanical Garden in the early 1900s. The Arboretum contains more than 250 pine trees: from trees that came from the alpines in American West to trees from the boreal forests of Alaska.
Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
An awesome place to visit any season of the year is the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. As a conservatory, its plants are beautiful the all year long. This conservatory hosts tropical plants and carnivorous plants, which feed themselves by eating the insects that surround it. As well as plants from the desert, like cactuses which use their spines not just for protection, but to help extract water from the floor. It hosts a variety of plants from all around the world for you to enjoy. Learn more about by visiting this amazing garden.
The Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden
The Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden is a really fun place for all families at the New York Botanical Garden. Guests are encouraged to play in the dirt, dig for worms and much more. In this garden you can do activities using your hands; learning how to take care of your own garden. Weekend instructors are available to educate visitors on growing their own vegetables at home.