I recently had the pleasure of taking a day trip with fellow Master Gardeners to the New York Botanical Garden. The above photo of a hollyhock was taken inside the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. This post will be short on text and long on photos, I promise.
Here’s another view inside the conservatory, which contains some immense palms. When they get too big – over 90 feet tall – they are replaced with shorter specimens.
This bridge is part of the “Monet’s Garden” exhibit. Lots of waterlilies as you can imagine. Below is my own image of waterlilies, taken at one of the water gardens.
The property is immense – 250 acres of beauty with Bronx traffic whizzing by just outside the garden’s boundaries. The garden was designed in the late 1800s and endowed by some very wealthy people. It still is.
Isn’t this lotus leaf amazing? I couldn’t take my eyes off them. Something about the shape….
Another water garden, as yet unplanted. It reminded me of an infinity pool for plants.
One of the gigantic containers on the property. I wonder how they move it around, or whether they even can.
I will end this with a final shot inside the Haupt Conservatory. Imagine growing delphiniums indoors! In my next post, I’ll show you some of the interesting plants they’re growing here.
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