The waterlily pond at the New York Botanical Garden

The elegant Enid A. Haupt Conservatory is the heart of the New York Botanical Garden. Constructed in 1902, the conservatory houses a variety of plants from ecosystems around the world.

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.

Lily pond New York Botanical Garden

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.

Conservatory and lily pond New York Botanical Garden

Lily pond New York Botanical Garden NYC - ExplorationVacation.net

Lily pond New York Botanical Garden

Lily pond New York Botanical Garden

Lily pond New York Botanical Garden

Lily pond New York Botanical Garden

Lily pond New York Botanical Garden

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.  

New York Botanical Garden

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2 thoughts on “The waterlily pond at the New York Botanical Garden

  1. Having visited Como Park Conservatory & outdoor lily ponds most days last summer, I must report that the exterior of the Conservatory and the ponds are very similar.
    Thanks, as always, for the pics!

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