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Top garden recommendations from locals

Botanical Garden
“Beautiful botanic garden next to the museum and the park. Features include a japanese garden, cherry tree esplanade, rose garden, shakepeare garden, conservatory garden, lily ponds, native garden and a farming garden. Perfect place to get lost for hours. ”
  • 832 locals recommend
“You must visit the cloisters. It’s a modern take on past designs and artworks! Its very vibrant and the air quality is great. You can hike up to the Cloisters or you can take the subway and bus to get there! ”
  • 380 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Beacon, NY: Collection of art from the 1960s to the present situated on the banks of the Hudson River. Hit it on your way back to NYC, if you are going that way :) ”
  • 159 locals recommend
“One of the most iconic Brooklyn plazas, make sure to take a picture with the beautiful "Soldiers' and Sailors'" arch. From here, you can walk across the street to Prospect Park, or a few minutes to the Brooklyn Museum or the Botanical Garden.”
  • 205 locals recommend
“A true gem in the Bronx by the zoo, enjoy the amazing diversity of flowers and plants, along with holiday events like the botanical gardens train show”
  • 114 locals recommend
“Hamilton Park is a neighborhood in Historic Downtown Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, centered on a park with the same name. The Victorian age park is located between Eighth Street and Ninth Street and Hamilton Place on the west and McWilliams Place on the East. Like the Van Vorst Park neighborhood to the south, this quiet park is surrounded by nineteenth century brownstones. The park produces several events throughout the year, some of which include: A Shakespeare in the Park series by the Hudson Shakespeare Company. The professional company produces one Shakespeare or classical show for each summer month. This is paid for by the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association and is free to watch. Movies in the Park, a series of outdoor screening of 4 to 5 movies in the months of June or July thru October, paid for by the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association and is free to watch. Hamilton Park Festival – Takes place usually in early June of each year and is paid for by the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association. Youth Festival – Takes place usually in June Weekly Farmers Market – Takes place every Wednesday, produced by the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association Easter Egg Hunt - Takes place in April”
  • 54 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Taken over by Mark di Suvero in 1986, this is one of the few locations in the city specifically designated for artists to create outdoor works. The splendid Queens space looks out over the Manhattan skyline and is open 365 days a year.”
  • 122 locals recommend
“A fun outdoor activity with beautiful floral displays, a children's garden and even a fountain. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
“Historic public square with playgrounds, dog runs & community gardens hosting a farmer's market.”
  • 30 locals recommend
History Museum
“It's a bit of a hike, but if you're here for a few days, you MUST see this amazing and eclectic museum. Too Many unique exhibits to describe (Google it!),and trust us - go!”
  • 45 locals recommend
“One of the park’s best-kept secrets. Open the iron gate, made in Paris in 1894, on Fifth Avenue and 104th Street, and be transported to Italy, France, and England by way of the Central Park Conservatory Gardens. Comprising three gardens with distinct styles—Italian (tiered hedges and a 12-foot-high jet fountain), French (Walter Schott’s romantic Three Dancing Maidens sculpture), and English (shrubs and perennial plants)—this attraction brings a piece of Europe to the U.S”
  • 70 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Beautiful outdoor artwork and landscaping. It brings serenity now. A ten minute bike ride away.”
  • 36 locals recommend
History Museum
“Famously eclectic collection of Americana by Electra Havemeyer Webb, including the Ticonderoga Steamboat and a covered bridge.”
  • 50 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great food. Super nice staff. Neighborhood favorite. Just across the street from the flat. Nice patio.”
  • 72 locals recommend
“Co-designed by cellist YoYo Ma, Toronto Music Garden park is arranged so that each of six sections corresponds to a portion of “Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G Major…” and beginning with a curvy, river walk “Prelude” and ending with an oversized grass stairway “Gigue,” with flowers, a birch forest, and may pole in between. The park hosts free concerts in the summer months on Thursdays and Sundays. Bench seating is limited, so feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair – and don't forget your hat or umbrella and sunscreen as shade is also limited. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Located in Cornish, NH. St-Gaudens preseves the home, studio and gardens of one of America;s foremost sculptors, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. ”
  • 28 locals recommend