New York Times Highlights a Few Lesser-Known Green Spaces Around the City

It may seem sometimes like the City is made entirely of concrete and glass, but there are an abundance of green spaces around if you know where to look.

In addition to the familiar guidebook-worthy plantings, there are myriad secret gardens dotting the five boroughs. They come in the form of historic-house museums and local parks, community gardens and churchyards -- places where weary city dwellers and visitors can slip in for a quick sip of nature, or linger through an afternoon.

Check out this curated list of relatively lesser-known gradens from a recent New York Times article.

The Bartow-Pell mansion in Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx
The Bartow-Pell mansion in Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx
Photo: Kirsten Luce
The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, West Village
The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, West Village
Photo: Kirsten Luce
Fort Tryon Park’s Heather Garden
Fort Tryon Park’s Heather Garden
Photo: Kirsten Luce
Green Dome Garden, McCarren Park
Green Dome Garden, McCarren Park
Photo: Kirsten Luce
The Splaza at Midland Beach
The Splaza at Midland Beach
Photo: Kirsten Luce
Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson Community Garden, Jamaica
Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson Community Garden, Jamaica
Photo: Kirsten Luce
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Photo: Kirsten Luce

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