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The Conservatory Garden in Central Park

by Jesús Romero & Narciso Mejías

This is the Vanderbuilt Gate entrance to Central Park's six acre formal garden.

The Conservatory is an Official Quiet Zone which means you can't play loud music. You must walk your bicycle and leash your dog. You must not pick the flowers or walk in the plant beds.The Conservatory Garden is open to the public 8:00 AM to dusk.
There is a circular iron trellis covered with wisteria. The garden has many benches where people can sit.
The woodland garden has many benches where people relax under the shady trees.


In the Secret Garden there is a fountain wih a statue of two kids with a bird on one kid's back. This fountain was given to the children of New York City by Francis Hodgson Burnett.

We saw artists painting. Some people were taking pictures of the birds. There are maple trees, ferns, daffodils, lilacs, azaleas, roses, and evergreens. The tulips were fading, but they will plant more next year. This area has trellises of rose bushes.

If you want to take pictures for wedding ceremonies, film, video, or commercial photography it requires permission. There are tours on Saturdays at 11:000 AM from April to October. You have to meet the tour guide at the Vanderbuilt Gate.

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