Chapter 17. New York Botanical Garden
An orchid hangs in the conservatory in front of a water feature on a winter afternoon. Taken at ISO 1250, f/4.5, 1/60 second with a 100mm macro lens.
Why It's Worth a Photograph
Located in the Bronx next to Fordham College, the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden is one of the most impressive in the country. The garden's curated collections are home to more than 1 million plants spread throughout a multitude of microclimates.
Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
Photographic opportunities abound in the gardens: The Haupt Conservatory offers rotating displays throughout the year. The grounds offer seasonal displays, such as Daffodil Hill and the rose garden. The natural and unlogged 50-acre native forest is bifurcated by the Bronx River. You will not be disappointed if you make the time to escape Manhattan to enjoy this garden oasis.
The best vantage points to photograph the New York Botanical Garden: (A) the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, (B) the Benenson Ornamental Conifers, and (C) the waterfall on the Bronx River. Other photo ops: (1) Bronx Zoo.
The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
Located on the southwest edge of the gardens, the European-styled greenhouse is one of the premier facilities in the United States. The conservatory is the home of many permanent collections ...