Sorry Brooklyn, but according to AOL’s Lifestyle section, The Bronx’s New York Botanical Garden is one of the 17 most beautiful gardens in the world but this isn’t surprising for us who enjoy the beauty of this world-class gem in our home borough.
In fact, AOL must have loved NYBG so much that they chose it as the only garden to write about as an introduction to their list while all others were just noted in photographs.
“There is, however, a peaceful, green oasis in the city complete with lush rain forests, towering cacti and orchids elegantly dripping from hanging pots — and it can be enjoyed even during the most dreary winter days.
Today, the 250-acre estate offers a little bit of everything to visitors. There is a garden home to over 650 varieties of roses, filling the summer air with pure perfume. The rock garden, which trims a meandering stream with alpine blossoms, feels like a piece of Switzerland, instead of a subway ride away from Times Square. There is also a perennial garden filled with an ever-changing kaleidoscope of vibrant flowers.”
And they’re not wrong one bit.