1. Conservatory Garden (Public)

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Where: Upper East Side

The Conservatory Garden is Central Park’s six-acre formal garden on Fifth Avenue and 105th Street. The large space is divided into three smaller gardens, each with a distinct style: Italian, French, and English. The garden sits where the Vanderbilt mansion once stood.

2. The British Garden (Public)

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Where: Financial District

The British Garden at Hanover Square is a small Downtown park dedicated to the British lives lost on 9/11. The park was dedicated on the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation.

3. 200 East 66th St (Private)

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Where: Upper East Side

Boasting one of the largest private gardens in New York City, Manhattan House offers a one-acre green space containing plentiful plants, benches and walking paths. The luxurious garden is encased by the glass lobby entrance of the residence, providing its residents seclusion and privacy.

4. 885 Avenue of the Americas (Private)

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Where: Chelsea

This landscaped sun terrace has a deck for the building community to lounge, relax, and relish the ambiance in chic lounge chairs.  Apart from basking in the sun on the building’s sun terrace and skydeck on the 48th floor, residents can also dine outdoors on the building’s landscaped terrace.

5. Westside Community Garden1 (Public)

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Where: Upper West Side

In 1982, the Community Board, developers, and the New York City Planning Commission approved a permanent Garden plan in this 80,000 square foot lot.

6. 6BC Botanical Garden (Public)

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Where: East Village

One of the East Village’s carefully maintained and lovingly cared for community spaces, this public garden is a place that’s making strides with both solar power and composting projects.

7. 33 West 56th Street (Private)

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Where: Midtown

The serene water garden at this residential building incorporates natural stone and granite weirs in its peaceful reflecting pool. This elegant garden provides a calm and tranquil atmosphere set apart from the city’s bustling urban environment.

8. Wave Hill (Public)

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Where: The Bronx

Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Its mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.

9. Creative Little Garden1 (Public)

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Where: East Village

Since 1978, this oasis has been considered a backyard by East Village residents. Gardeners don’t tend individual plots, but rather work together to landscape the whole park, making it a welcome getaway for anyone from laptop-toters to horticulture buffs.

10. 454 West 54th St (Private)

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Where: Midtown West

The only courtyard in the neighborhood, Griffin Court’s 8,700 square-foot green space unhinges natural beauty in an eco-friendly space. Griffin Court also includes a shaded upper level for its residents to enjoy the green space from different heights.

11. 30 West 60th St (Private)

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Where: Upper West Side

Positioned near Lincoln Center, Central Park, and Columbus Circle, this exclusive two acre garden is a hidden city gem. Filled with beautiful flowers and shrubs, this private garden provides a quiet and relaxing ambiance set apart from the buzzing sounds of New York City.