Summer

Escape the swelter of the city in one of the Garden's many tranquil and shady spots.

Arthur and Janet Ross Conifer Arboretum | The historic Conifer Arboretum features towering pines, elegant spruces, and mountain firs.

Enid A. Haupt Conservatory | This Victorian-style glasshouse takes you on an "ecotour" around the world and across the ages.

Daylilies | The 344 different daylilies of Daylily Walk showcase the diversity of this easy-to-grow perennial.

Everett Children's Adventure Garden | Calling all young explorers! Enter a place made just for you to explore the wonders of science and nature.

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden | Plants and imaginations grow in the Family Garden, where you're allowed (no, encouraged!) to play in the dirt.

The Forest | Enter the 50-acre Forest and discover the largest remaining expanse of the woodland that once covered New York City.

Nancy Bryan Luce Herb Garden | Relax on one of the benches, embraced by plants and scents, in this restorative and tranquil haven.

Home Gardening Center | A series of model gardens teach the home gardener how to create a beautiful, productive, and trouble-free garden.

Ladies' Border | Cradled in the protection of the Conservatory, unusual plants not normally grown in New York get a chance to prove their worth.

Beneson Ornamental Conifers | Discover a place where inspiration is evergreen, along with most of the trees.

Jane Watson Irwin Perennial Garden | The Perennial Garden combines a vast palette of colors and textures into a lush, living work of art.

Rock Garden | This dramatic three-acre oasis is home to thousands of alpine flowers, woodland plants, and a sparkling waterfall.

Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden | Surround yourself with fragrance, color, and beauty in the award-winning Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden.

Seasonal Walk | Designed by the acclaimed garden designers, Piet Oudolf and Jacqueline van der Kloet, Seasonal Walk celebrates the seasons.

Waterlilies & Lotuses | When the heat is on, these plants of myth and legend bring their magic to the Conservatory courtyard pools.

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