If you are in the New York City metro area, you might want to take a stroll through the NY Botanical Garden's newly opened exhibit, Monet's Garden. We luckily discovered it on opening day. Having been fortunate enough to actually visit Giverny last fall, naturally I was curious. The exhibit did not disappoint.
At the entrance to the Botanical Garden, we were greeted by a luxurious display of foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) in full bloom. Talk about a wow factor!
A little background for you...
A photo of Monet's garden (reflected in the water) taken by photographer Elizabeth Murray
The water lilies in the Conservatory Courtyard Pools
The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory was a treat for the senses. Before we even entered the garden display, one could smell the roses. The iconic green of Monet's trellises was dead on. Delphinium, roses of all types and colors, poppies, hydrangea, foxglove and, I am sure, dozens of more flowers were blooming happily together. Not a weed or brown leaf or petal to be seen. Granted, this was the first day, but just to bring these plants to bloom to perfection and look natural was an amazing feat.
Laburnum tree (commonly called golden chain)
Poppy pods in front of delphinium
It was a sight!
As you strolled out of the flower beds, you passed through this lovely "house" façade.
Just look at this gorgeous structure!
The Conservatory is a Victorian-style glasshouse that opened in 1902.
There are also two of Monet's paintings and rare Monet artifacts on display in the Rondina Gallery, which we did not have time to see.
The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, NY 10458
I hope you have the chance to go!