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Monet’s Garden in the Bronx

I was lucky enough to make my third trip to New York City this year and immediately had a day trip planned after reading about the Monet exhibit at the NYC Botanical Gardens. It was pouring rain that morning which made for a beautiful overcast afternoon - something I don’t see enough of in the southwest. The gardens are in the Bronx just off the Fordham University campus. You literally forget you are in the middle of the city. It’s quiet, lush and GREEN (no concrete jungle)!  It really was amazing. It’s a perfect place to spend the day with a trolley that takes you through the park and a special place for the kids. 

Much of the Monet exhibit was in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory featuring live reproductions of Monet’s most famous paintings.

Claude Monet was a leading figure in the impressionist movement but he was also a botanist at heart. He lived for his gardens in Paris and Normandy.  Most of his most beautiful work on and off the canvas came from his gardens in Normandy.

When you enter the exhibit the have reproduced his famous pink stucco house and the gardens leading up to the home. 

The flowers in this area are amazing.

Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies - 1889

The biggest treat was the reproduction of Water Lilies. These paintings sold for over $18.5 million a couple years ago. The gardens offered two full pools of lilies in various size, shape and colors. 

There was also a Manolo Veldes exhibit with sculptures found throughout the garden inspired by the garden’s natural. 

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