One of the hidden wonders of Central Park is the Conservatory Garden at Fifth Avenue and 105th St. A secluded oasis, just a few steps down from one of the City’s busiest thoroughfares; the garden offers a fragrant respite from the gasp and clatter of the urban afternoon. And, while spring may be a spectacular time to visit the Garden, autumn puts on its own brilliant show when more than 2,000 Korean chrysanthemums bloom in the North Garden. They’re peaking now, and scheduled to be on view through Wednesday, November 10. Blooming in shades of burgundy, pink, white and apricot, the mums have been part of the Garden’s planting design for decades.
The Conservatory Garden is open daily from 8:00 am to dusk. Enter east side from 104th to 106th Streets, at Fifth Avenue and 105th Street, or through the 106th Street gate inside the Park.