Magnificent Magnolias

Today is a most perfect day. The sky is blue; the leaves are budding; the people are picnicking; and it’s warm enough that you don’t need to wear socks.


I actually had another topic in mind for today’s post, but I ended up taking a walk to one of my favorite spots in the city – Central Park’s Conservatory Garden – and decided that there was nothing to do but attempt to communicate to you the beauty that is this little gem of a garden, as well as the urgency with which you must plan your visit.


While you still have a few weeks before the tulips burst into color and the allay of crabapple trees form two terrific, pink tunnels, the magnolia trees are just spectacular. The most glorious trees are in the south garden, where you will also find lenten rose, narcissus, and grape hyacinth. The fragrances will envelope you as soon as you enter, and you’ll want to give yourself ample time to explore, take photographs, and sit on a bench by the Frances Hodgson Burnett Fountain (not yet on, but lovely nevertheless) and revel in the gift that is this early spring day.


~The New York Native











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