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Published: October 26th 2012
The Great Conservatory
Head to the left upon entering the Conservatory. You'll then circle around to an outdoor reflecting pool full of a wide variety of water lilies.
Being in Paris so near Giverny reminded me that I never finished the blog about the Monet Exhibit which closed October 17 at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. The landscapers and gardeners who planned this exhibit with its replica of the gardens of Giverny were up to the amazing challenge. They brought the color, feel, and tone of acres and acres of ponds and gardens created by Monet in France into half of the Great Conservatory, one of the reflecting pools, and the top and bottom floors of the on-site library for a Giverney experience on this side of the big pond. Nell hired a limo - Thank You Ed of Today's Limo - to take six of us from Schenectady to the Bronx. I had a busy summer, this exhibit is now closed. Sorry if you missed it. But DO get to the Botanical Garden - I want to taste it in every season after this brief spring foray!
Side trip worth the extra time would be to the REAL Little Italy in NYC - Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, less than a mile from the Botanical Garden. Wonderful Italian shops and restaurants. Very
Delphinium and Hollyhock
The exhibit changed with the seasons; we were there at the beginning of the summer!
home town feel here!
Another side trip worth the extra time would be the Bronx Zoo, exactly across the street from Botanical Garden. Zita and I have come up here by bus and by train out of Grand Central Station. The web sites give good directions.
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