Photo By Peter Watts
Conservatory Garden - North Garden in Central Park
 

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Conservatory Garden - North Garden in Central Park - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Tulips beginning to bloom, cherry blossom is almost out and the trees are beginning to leaf. This panorama shows the impact of spring as life and colour slowly returns to the North Garden of the Conservatory Gardens in Central Park. In the middle three bronze maidens are caught in a perpetual dance under the overcast sky. Virtual tour taken in spring of 2008.

Conservatory Garden - North Garden in Central Park - FURTHER INFORMATION

Conservatory Garden - North Garden in Central Park - New York visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Conservatory Garden - North Garden in Central Park' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from New York.

The Conservatory Gardens are tucked away in the north east corner of Central Park in New York. They lie just south of the Harlem Meer, next to the North Meadow and close to the Museum of New York City.

This part of Central Park has formal plantings and gardens in various styles. Entering through the Vanderbilt Gate, visitors are transported away from the bustle of surrounding Manhattan to tranquility and calm. The Conservatory Gardens are so called as originally a large glass conservatory stood on the site. It was built in 1898, and replaced with the current gardens in 1934. It contains three gardens called the North Garden, Central Garden and South Garden, each of which has a different style and flavor.

The North Garden are, as the name suggests, the northernmost garden within Conservatory Garden. It is planted in a classical French style with a fountain at the center, and surrounded by ornamental beds of flowering plants. In the middle of the fountain are the 'Three Dancing Maidens', a bronze of three young women dancing in a circle in loose clothing. Sculpted in 1910 by German Sculptor Walter Schott, the Three Maidens has also been known as the Untermeyer Fountain after the Untermeyer family who presented it to New York in 1947. The floral beds in the North Garden are designed to change with the seasons, providing a continual marker of cycle and changing times. This is completed by four gated entrances to the garden.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Subway: 110st Street (West side - A, B, C, D lines ), 110th Street (East side - 4, 5, 6 lines), Central Park North (2, 3 lines)



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