The garden at Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan is one of New York's secrets. Located at 190th Street (take the A train and then the elevator), it once had sixty gardeners during it's heyday in the 1930's. Now there are four.
It was established with Rockefeller money - or so I was told by a hunky gardener who I knew when I lived in Inwood years ago - and restored as a heather garden in the 1980's after many years of dereliction. It's a wonderful place to stroll. While there, you feel removed from the hustle and bustle of the City. Looking across the river, you see the Palisades.
I took these photos (yes...with my iPhone) after returning from a party at a friend's apartment a few blocks away. We passed the Cloisters on our way to the subway. If you haven't visited this jewel of a museum, you are missing something! It wasn't open when we walked by, so, unfortunately, I did not take any photos.
Beautiful hydrangea at the southern end of the Park.
After traveling downtown, I snapped the hydrangea at a house a few doors down from my building.
Arriving at my door, the roses we planted a few years ago were in full bloom. Midsummer in Manhattan.