Spring has officially sprung!
As the cherry blossoms continue to bloom and New York storefronts and restaurants are draped in gorgeous, flowering displays, the city has become a floral wonderland everywhere you turn! [featured image source: Central Park Conservancy]
One of the best spots to find some of spring’s most beautiful flowers are of course in Central Park! Central Park Conservancy has even created a map to help New Yorkers enjoy all the season has to offer across the 843 acres of the park.
According to the report, these nine areas are the best spots to catch spring blooms:
- Conservatory Garden – East Side at 104th-106th Streets
- North Meadow Butterfly Garden – Mid-Park at 103rd Street
- Reservoir – Mid-Park at 86th-96th Streets
- Shakespeare Garden – West Side at 79th Street
- The Ramble – Mid-Park at 73rd-79th Streets
- Cherry Hill – Mid-Park at 72nd Street
- Pilgrim Hill – East Side at 73rd Street
- Olmsted Flower Bed – Mid-Park at 66th Street
- Dene Slope – East Side at 65th-67th Streets
Each area should display a wide variety of flowers in vibrant colors. Take photos, picnic, read, or sunbathe as you adventure across the map and explore all that nature has to offer!
Not feeling like leaving your place? No worries, you can still catch the park in it’s full spring glory! Sign up for Weekly Walks every Wednesday or their Virtual Tours that take you on an at-home adventure across the park.
As we go further into spring, the blossoms will continue to appear so keep your eyes peeled and your cameras ready in the coming weeks ahead.
Make sure to hashtag #myCentralPark or #CentralParkBloomWatch on social media with all of your floral discoveries!
Learn more about Central Park’s spring guide here.