The shimmering beauty of the New York Botanical Garden waterlily pond
The Haupt conservatory building itself is lovely. It’s a fanciful structure – a wonderful central dome with wings spreading out from it.
But, best of all, those wings embrace a large outdoor waterlily pond.
The waterlily pond at the New York Botanical Garden is home to a large number of waterlilies from all climates, including giant Victoria lilies with their pan shaped leaves.
But lilies aren’t the whole story. The pond has a number of other aquatic plants, including towering lotuses with their pink blossoms and dramatic seed pods.
Together they form a beautiful shimmering landscape.
It’s a tranquil spot and a wonderful glimpse of the tropics in the heart of the city.
The New York Botanical Garden is located in the Bronx. You can get there pretty easily (and very safely) via transit from the heart of NYC. The Botanical Garden is open most days; however, I’m pretty waterlily pond is at its best in the summer heat of July and August.