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The Secret Garden Water Lily Pool - Central Park - New York City- By Vivienne Gucwa Covering an enormous 843 acres, it’s hard to cover everything Central Park has to offer in terms of landscapes and activities. Even most people I know who have lived in New York City for a while who have been to Central Park more than once usually are surprised to find entire areas they never imagined existed in the park. Years ago when I lived on the border of Spanish Harlem, I used to love to walk over to Central Park to explore. It was a 15-20 minute walk to the park since I lived all the way over by the East River and I would often walk across and then down to the area by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. One day, instead of walking across and down, I was taken directly across to Central Park in the early 100s and came across an entire area I had never seen. An elaborate wrought iron gate called the Vanderbilt Gate sits on 5th Avenue at 105th Street. It’s the entryway into the only formal garden in Central Park. Spanning 6 acres, this section of the park is called the Conservatory Garden, named for a conservatory that stood on the site in the early 1900s. The garden opened to the public in 1937 and is comprised of three distinct parts. It fell into disarray in the 1970s but was restored completely in the late 1980s bringing estate garden style into Central Park. This particular photo is of what is referred to as the Secret Garden Water Lily Pool which is dedicated to the memory of Frances Hodgson Burnett containing a sculpture by Bessie Potter Vonnoh. The water lilies in the pond bloom from June to October and it’s a popular spot for romantic photography shoots. In fact, the Conservatory Garden tends to be crowded with wedding parties and photographers on weekends and during prime times in the summer. This entire area of the park during the summer is bucolic. Birds perch on the sculptures and sing while butterflies and bees flit from flower to flower around the pond. It’s an incredibly blissful and picturesque spot. ---
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