Cacti, Water Lilies, and Roses! Oh My!

Last Saturday, my boyfriend and I took advantage of the beautiful weather and spent the day exploring The New York Botanical Garden. Though I am not the most outdoorsy person in the world, I enjoyed walking through the different exhibits and getting a taste of the diversity of fauna on our planet. Below I share with you some highlights of our day in the garden.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

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“This Victorian-style glasshouse takes you on an “ecotour” around the world and across the ages.” – nybg website

This conservatory was one of our first stops; it is not easily missed. Even from the outside, it is stunning. I unfortunately do not have a photo of the outside of this building, as it is so large that it would difficult to take a photo that would do it justice, but trust me on this one.

A Quick OOTD in Mrs. Rockefeller’s Garden

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Dress: Forever 21

Necklace: J. Crew Factory

Purse: Kate Spade

Ring: Baublebar

Water Lily Pools

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These gorgeous pools filled with different types of water lilies was my favorite part of the conservatory. I remember letting out a small gasp as I stepped into this courtyard. It was breathtakingly beautiful and extremely peaceful. I could have stayed there forever, meditating, doing some yoga, or reading a book.

The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden

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“In 1916 eminent landscape architect Beatrix Farrand designed a rose garden for The New York Botanical Garden. Mrs. Farrand’s triangular arrangement fit the irregularly shaped site perfectly. Her design was only partially realized, but in 1988 with a generous gift from David Rockefeller the garden was restored and completed. The new garden was named in honor of Mr. Rockefeller’s wife, Peggy, an ardent horticulturist and conservationist, who loved roses. Today the Rose Garden, with over 670 varieties, is one of the most beautiful and popular sights at the Botanical Garden.” – nybg website

After taking a tram ride around the entire garden to learn about the different sections, we decided to take a closer look at the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden. The garden is, in one word, picturesque. It also looks like the perfect place for a wedding photo shoot. I had no idea there were so many different types of roses. It was overwhelming in the best way possible.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.


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