NY – Whether you loved the NY Botanic Garden’s Orchid Show or missed out on it, you’re going to want to make it a point to see Monet’s Garden, on display until October 21. This stunning exhibition in the Garden’s Conservatory is a seasonally changing tribute to the French Impressionist artist Claude Monet and his iconic gardens in Giverny, France. Among his most famous images were of course water lilies, which are featured in abundance in the Conservatory Courtyard Pools.
In addition to the diverse plants on display, you can also view two rare Monet paintings, an assortment of photographs of Giverny and can download the free app NYBG Garden in Bloom, Featuring Monet’s Garden which includes walking tours, maps, highlights and audio commentary.
But if you really want to make this outing special, attend Monet Evenings, which includes a complimentary cocktail while viewing the garden, then a live concert and light picnic on the lawn. Also if you’re a fan of Diptyque, the French perfumery, they’ll be “scenting” the night and providing complimentary samples. Follow it all up with an absolutely delicious dinner on nearby Arthur Avenue at Roberto and you’ll be blooming with contentment.
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