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Published June 28th 2012
Among the many parks throughout New York City, the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) in the Bronx is world-known for its array of lush and beautiful gardens, each one presenting flora that fits a specific theme. Once you start exploring the 250-acre living museum, you'll find yourself engrossed in a palette of colors and delightful scents for a few hours, or even a whole day.
One of the spots to relax while within the Jane Watson Irwin Perennial Garden.
As you stroll along, you may find yourself needing some nourishment. Depending on the day and season you're visiting, you may chance upon the greenmarket where you can buy fresh produce, baked goodies, drinks and more.
Local farmers sell their wares at the greenmarket.
Traverse the grounds on your own, avail of the free audio tours, or join some onsite tours. During the course of your visit, you may even find NYBG guides (teachers) engaging school children in some activities. The group in the photo is listening to how they can use descriptive words to craft poems that captivate as many of their readers' five senses.
School children and parents listen to NYBG staffer's instructions.