New York City's Sublime Urban Gardens

By Marisa Lascala - 2013-05-13T16:26:46Z

Photograph via Conde Nast Traveler

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Bosque Garden, Battery Park

The word "Bosque" is actually Spanish for "a grove of trees," and the Bosque Garden in Battery Park doesn't disappoint—the garden was built around 140 mature London plane trees. More than 30,000 perennial plants fill in the spaces between, with views of the battery and the Statue of Liberty. There are plenty of non-floral attractions, too. At one end of the garden is a massive, 40-foot granite spiral fountain, and opening at the other end  this October is a $12 million aquatic-themed carousel.

Visit: There is no admission to visit the Bosque Garden.