Draw Inspiration for Your Urban Garden by Visiting New York’s Botanical Gardens
Creating an outdoor garden or terrace in the busy city of New York is a great way to calm the nerves and delight the senses. Once the flowers and trees are in and blooming, you now begin to think about adding and maintaining your garden. This requires inspiration and education. Luckily, New York City is home to a variety of botanical gardens that you can visit.
Located in the Bronx, New York Botanical Garden is more than a garden. It’s a 250-acre retreat housing indoor and outdoor gardens open year round. Within its walls, you can experience hundreds of roses in the rose garden or bring your child to the children’s adventure garden. From azalea gardens to the conservatory, you will surely get a sense of what you can add to your outdoor garden. Don’t forget to check out the variety of classes — for children to adults — designed to meet all your gardening and arranging questions.
Be inspired by the simplicity of the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden or check out flora native to New York to add to your terrace garden. Looking to see what herbs might suit your needs next year? Brooklyn’s herb garden will help you choose herbs that meet your culinary needs. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden also boasts a tropical pavilion, rock garden and a bonsai museum, to name a few. The bonsai museum houses nearly 350 trees and is the countries second oldest. Don’t forget to peruse the native flora garden and see what plants thrive in your area. There are also a variety of exhibits and opportunities for education for every unique visitor.
Interested in putting a beehive in your terrace garden? Well, Queens Botanical Garden is celebrating NYC Honey Week by exploring these very special pollinators. Learn how to manage a small hive in your rooftop garden and help pollinate plants of NYC while reaping the benefit of the sweet nectar they produce. From honey to beeswax candles, your garden and the gardens around you will benefit from a beehive. Expanding your terrace or rooftop garden is easy when you have access to such inspiration around you. Take a chance with a different species of lilac or create a unique, calming atmosphere with small Zen garden. The possibilities are endless. Reach out to our expert florist and Master of Landscape Architecture to start making your NYC urban garden dreams a reality.