A Saturday trip to the New York Botanical Gardens with my husband. We find ourselves very rarely taking advantage of all the cultural and historical landmarks that are only across the river from us, the Hudson River that is. It was a beautiful day for admiring the grounds at the Botanical Garden. The sun was shining, the air was the perfect temperature and my camera was fully charged.
Clematis climbs an arbor, leading the way into an english garden. The Haupt Conservatory houses plants from all over the world.
Beautiful leaf vegetation in a variety of colors and types.
Tropical plants that look like they could have come from a different planet. So beautiful and exotic. I wish I could plant some of these where I live.
This tree was amazing!
I could have sworn this should have either been at the very bottom of the deep blue sea or floating somewhere in outer space. Weirdest plant I've ever seen.
Definitely want to plant Allium next year.
Right now the New York Botanical Gardens has a Monet exhibit. Having been to Monet's home in Giverny, France it wasn't quite the same, but still a beautiful exhibit. If you ever find yourself in France, you must MUST visit Giverny and go to Monet's home. It's well worth the visit. He was a gardening visionary.
The rose garden was in full bloom and a magnificent sight to behold.
The scent from all the roses was heavenly. They climbed, the meandered, they grew in the shape of trees and bushes. It was like a fairytale forest.