Central Park is Your Front Yard!
Spring has sprung and Central Park beckons with activities focusing on seasonal flowers and family-friendly fun. It’s all just steps from Park Lane Hotel.
Welcome to springtime in New York City. The birds are out, the flowers are blooming, and the weather is exceptional. For a memorable trip to NYC and Park Lane Hotel during spring, consider the following springtime Central Park Activities:
Visit the Conservatory Garden
Central Park’s Conservatory Garden is a formal 6-acre garden divided into 3 smaller gardens, each offering a distinct style and atmosphere. On the northern side, you’ll find a pretty French-inspired garden. In the center, an Italianate garden delights and in the southern section there is an English garden that is sure to impress.
During spring, the Conservatory Garden is simply enchanting. This year is especially extraordinary, however, because visitors can enjoy a special treat of more than 45,000 bulbs that were planted last fall in preparation for the 2018 spring season. Blooming began in March and we’re now in the throes of a blossom extraordinaire. Until May, the Conservatory Garden will be in full brilliant bloom with displays that include a flower exhibition designed by the Director of the garden.
On the Woodland Slope, which is the southern-most path in the Conservatory Garden, thousands of naturalized bulbs including squill, crocus, and pheasant-eye Narcissus are putting on a show.
More than 20,000 tulips have opened up in shades of purple, pink, pale yellow and deep red – and that’s just in the north garden! The south garden currently features an assortment of tulips ranging from deep pink to almost black. On the Woodland Slope, which is the southern-most path in the Conservatory Garden, thousands of naturalized bulbs including squill, crocus, and pheasant-eye Narcissus are putting on a show.
Stroll through the Shakespearean Garden
Located on the west side of Central Park between 79th and 80th streets, the Shakespearean Garden is a 4-acre landscaped garden named for famous English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. This garden features a wide array of plants that frame lovely plaques referencing the blooms from Shakespeare’s works.
The Shakespearean Garden houses an ever-growing collection of miniature bulbs that are planted in large quantities every fall to create a blanket of vibrant color each spring. Right now, the garden is showing off white bell-shaped flowers called snowdrops. This year has been a special one in Central Park’s Shakespearean Garden because we have some unique double snowdrops in bloom.
Take a Family Discovery Walk
Families can visit Central Park during spring and take a guided Discovery Walk to learn just why the great urban green space is such an unusual sanctuary for plants, humans and animals. These walking tours teach guests about the landscapes, architecture and ecosystems of Central Park through hands-on Discovery Kits that facilitate exploration.
The kits contain field guides, binoculars and hand lenses that kids especially love to use as tools to uncover the wonder of Central Park. Discovery Walks are free and they feature stops at statues, monuments, towering trees and gorgeous gardens.
If you’re looking for a New York City Hotel that places you steps from Central Park and all of its glorious springtime activities, choose Park Lane Hotel.
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