The Conservancy Garden in Full Bloom

The Conservatory Garden at 105th Street and Fifth Avenue, a six acre formal garden, whose allées of flowering pink and white crabapples are now in bloom. The garden is divided into three smaller gardens — Italian, French and English. The Center Garden is Italianate. Spring tulips are in the northern French Garden. An English style garden is to the south with a beautiful memorial fountain, a tribute to Frances Hodgson Burnett, the author of The Secret Garden. Flower beds filled with daffodils and other perennials, surround the pool. The Garden is an officially designated Quiet Zone and in our frantically-paced city, a wonderful place to stroll, relax, read, decompress and simply enjoy the beauty of nature.

Photos by Eleanor Foa Dienstag

About Eleanor Foa Dienstag (85 Articles)
Eleanor Foa Dienstag is a journalist and photojournalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper's, the New Republic, the New York Observer, Ms., McCall's,Travel & Leisure, Frequent Flyer, and many other websites and publications. Eleanor is the author of two nonfiction books: a memoir, "Whither Thou Goest: The Story of An Uprooted Wife," acclaimed by Business Week for its insights into corporate life; and "In Good Company: 125 Years At The Heinz Table," a unique view of a quintessential American company. Both books were promoted with national radio and television appearances. Eleanor served as staff speechwriter to the Chairman and CEO of American Express. In 1983, she founded Eleanor Foa Associates ( It provides a wide variety of corporate services, including annual reports, executive speeches, corporate histories and marketing materials for profit and not-for-profit organizations. Eleanor is past president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), received speechwriting awards from IABC, and was awarded literary residencies at Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA). She resides in Manhattan.