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Central Park Conservatory Garden
Central Park Conservatory Garden

Central Park Conservatory Garden

5th Ave and 105th St., New York City, New York, 10029

The Basics

The only formal garden in Central Park, the Conservatory Garden comprises 6 acres (2.4 hectares) of carefully maintained grounds covered with flowers, trees, and shrubs. The space consists of three distinctly styled areas, including an English-, Italian-, and French-influenced garden.

To fully experience the Conservatory and learn a bit about its history, consider booking a Central Park walking or photography tour. Most tours stop by the park’s most important sights, including the manicured expanse of the Conservatory Garden.

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Private Horse and Carriage Ride in Central Park
Private Horse and Carriage Ride in Central Park
$70.62 per adult
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Conner is a great guide...
Conner is a great guide and a wealth of knowledge about Central Park. My 91 years old mother, my sister and myself enjoyed the wonderful ride with him and his horse Emma.. it was a lovely experience!
Winifred_L, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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Fun way to see the highlights of Central Park!
Anna_L, Jul 2021
Guided Bike Tour of Central Park New York City
Tour guide did a great job of giving park history and explaining the highlights. He was very sensitive to everyone’s needs and made sure we knew all the safety measures to take. He also made it fun and stress free!
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Great tour guide!
Andrea_D, Nov 2021
Guided Bike Tour of Central Park New York City
Our guide Antoine was wonderful. Perfectly paced, easy to hear, very informative with a sense of humor. Thanks for a great tour!
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Carriage ride
Richard_E, Oct 2021
Private Horse and Carriage Ride in Central Park
Excellent guide. Great tour. No more words. Stop asking for more words. Let me submit my review!!!!!!!!!
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Really good trip that...
Heather_L, Sep 2021
Secret Places of Central Park
Really good trip that packs a lot in a short time. Great trip leader too. Would recommend now I’m just adding word so this is long enough
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Will Do Again
Nefer_K, Oct 2021
Guided Bike Tour of Central Park New York City
Riding through the park and knowing the history and facts about it all. It was exciting to see where all the movies took place. Seeing that it’s such an iconic spot.
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AMAZING Carriage Ride!
Callista_B, Sep 2021
Private Horse and Carriage Ride in Central Park
GREAT experience riding through the lovely Central Park! It’s so enjoyable! The nice horse was galloping through Central Park
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Great Insights into Central Park!
Stephanie_M, Aug 2021
Secret Places of Central Park
I've had 20+ years of experience with Central Park and learned a lot I didn't know, saw many places I've never seen before this tour. Great!
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Great tour of this amazing park!
Wendy_L, Oct 2021
Guided Bike Tour of Central Park New York City
Great overview of the park. Good balance of time riding, listening to the guide, and exploring the different areas. My husband and I are in our 50’s and had no problem keeping up. Loved it!
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Great Guide
Mike_M, Oct 2021
Guided Bike Tour of Central Park New York City
Edward was a great guide and had a wealth of knowledge that he freely shared and made it interesting.
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Great Walking Tour Of Northern Central Park
Nancy_B, Nov 2020
New York Central Park Secrets - Walking Tour
This was a great tour - Fred is a terrific guide, and it was a perfect socially-distanced way to spend the morning. I'm a native New Yorker and was shocked at all the lovely parts of northern Central Park that I was unfamiliar with.
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Super Tour of North Central Park
Tom_M, Nov 2019
New York Central Park Secrets - Walking Tour
We had an excellent tour of a part of Central Park we have not been through before. Freddie did a super job sharing his knowledge and insights. Exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to experience the natural beauty of Central Park away from the crowds.
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Trip around Central Park
Dennis_M, Aug 2021
Private Horse and Carriage Ride in Central Park
It was an enjoyable ride and our driver Conner was very informative. Really enjoyed experience. Recommend to all.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Conservatory Garden is a must for nature lovers, gardeners, and those seeking a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

  • The Conservatory Garden is a designated Quiet Zone, so it’s the perfect place for a peaceful rest.

  • Consider visiting the seasonal floral displays—enjoy blooming tulips in spring, and experience flowering Korean chrysanthemums in autumn.

  • The garden is accessible to wheelchair users.

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How to Get There

The garden’s main entrance—the historical Vanderbilt Gate—is on Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th streets, and is easily accessible by subway and bus. Take the 6 train to 103 Street and walk west. Alternatively, ride the M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus to the garden.

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When to Get There

The Conservatory Garden is open—and lovely—year-round from 8am to dusk. A sunny afternoon is best, ideally with flowers in bloom, though the winter months imbue the park with a unique charm under a layer of snow. The garden hosts many weddings in peak season, so expect crowds during summer weekends. Consider a midday weekday stroll, for the most contemplative experience.

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Top Museums near the Garden

New York's Museum Mile is just a stone's throw from the Conservatory Garden. Directly across from the garden's Vanderbilt Gate, you'll find El Museo del Barrio, which features primarily Latin American art. Walk just a few blocks down Fifth Avenue and you'll hit the Museum of the City of New York, the Jewish Museum, Guggenheim Museum, and Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.

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