Japanese Anemone

Japanese Anemone (Anemone) Anemones are a flowering plant in the Ranunculaceae (more familiarly known as buttercup) family. Japanese Anemones are among the best late summer and early autumn border flowers, with tall upright stems that do not need any staking. The large wide open blooms mix well with most other late flowers, especially if allowed to spread gently among perennials and shrubs. In the Conservatory Garden they perform a vital aesthetic function by populating the rim of the South, or Secret, Garden and highlighting the late summer and early fall landscape with their brightly hued blooms. The Japanese Anemones insinuate themselves easily among the other July and August blooms, bringing a harmonic quality to the vibrantly colored array. It is easy to associate a certain Zen-like quality of inner calm to their restrained beauty.

Many of the species are favorite garden plants around the area; among the best known is Anemone coronaria, often called the Poppy Anemone, the flowers are of various colors, but the principal are scarlet, crimson, blue, purple and white. There are also double-flowered varieties, in which the stamens in the centre are replaced by a tuft of narrow petals. This is an old garden favorite, and of the double forms there are many types. The Japanese Anemone, however, is the preferred variety in Central Park.

The meaning of the name “Anemone” is “forsaken” or, more precisely “a dying hope”. The flower could also be used to signify anticipation. Considering that it forms such an important part of the late summer collection of flowers in Conservatory Garden we could also think of it as a harbinger of Autumn in New York. The Japanese Anemone leads us out of summer and into the crisp clear air of Fall – and another wonderful holiday season in New York City.

Conservatory Garden

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.

Central Park Bike Tour

  • Our bicycle tour has been ranked as one the top 5 things to do in Central Park by TripAdvisor. It is the only tour that covers the entire length of Central Park and it provides an excellent overview of the whole park.
  • The tour takes approximately 2 hours and it includes various stops along the way. On those stops, you can park the bicycle and go for a short stroll along some of the most stunning views of Central Park.
  • Including Bethesda Terrace, Strawberry Fields, The Bow Bridge, Balto and many more. In addition, you will also visit some of the hidden places in Central Park - the Ravine, the secret waterfall and of course our team’s favorite - the Central Park Ramble!
  • 2 Hours - $53 - Prices are per person
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Central Park Pedicab Tour

  • Allow one of our experienced tour guides to show you the beauty of the park from the back of a pedicab. Those iconic NYC pedicabs are one of the best things to do in Central Park!
  • Sit down and relax while your tour guide tells you about the history of the park, architecture, interesting trivia and of course points out the exact location of all those blockbuster movies filmed in Central Park
  • Reserve either 1 hour or 2 hour guided pedicab tour. If you are already in the park, don’t worry, we can send the tour guide to pick you up from one of the many designated pick up zones inside Central Park.
  • 1 Hour - $53 - 2 Hours - $89 - Prices are per person
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Central Park Bike Rental

  • Biking in Central Park is one of the most enjoyable ways to explore the park and do it at your own pace.
  • You can pick up your bike from one of our convenient locations around the park. In case you are already inside the park, no worries, we can send our concierge to deliver the bike(s) to one of the many designated bike zones inside the park. At the time of booking, we will direct you to the nearest bike pick up station in the park.
  • Pack some light snacks and a water bottle, take one of the park maps we provide. When reserving your bike rental, you will have an option to include an audio guided tour.
  • 1 Hour $15 - 2 Hours $20 - 3 Hours $25 - All Day (9am -7pm) $40
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Things To Do

From The Philharmonic on the Great Lawn to Shakespeare in the Park to SummerStage, Central Park offers an endless array of things to do, see, hear – and, with two full service restaurants and several cafes, taste.  You can visit The Shakespeare Garden, take in a performance at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, take a ride on the Carousel – or just sit and people watch at Bethesda Terrace!

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