A flower-filled visit to the New York Botanical Garden

April 21, 2015 in New York City,United States

Full disclosure: if you do not like flowers, you are going to hate this post, and I will not even be mad if you close out of it immediately (although I would be a little sad because as Ralph Waldo Emerson said: the earth laughs in flowers). That said: ALL OF THE FLOWERS ARE AHEAD.

Christine Amorose in the New York Botanical Garden

My friend Jillian and I went to the New York Botanical Gardens last Saturday for what might have been the most glorious day in the city in all of 2015. It was sunny and 75 degrees and it truly felt like an awakening after a long, long winter. We explored the 250 acres of verdant landscape, wandered through the most beautiful tropical orchids in the 19th-century greenhouse, and quite literally frolicked through fields of daffodils. If you’re looking for an escape from the city without actually leaving the city: go straight to the Bronx. Even though springtime actually felt magical, I’m already looking forward to seeing all the green trees in summer and the changing colors of the foliage in fall and warming up in the greenhouse in winter!

Christine Amorose in the New York Botanical GardenNew York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx in springtimeJillian WIshart in the New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx in springtime

Daffodils at the New York Botanical GardenDaffodils at the New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx in springtime

New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx in springtimeNew York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx in springtime

Orchid show at New York Botanical Gardens

Orchid show at New York Botanical Gardens

New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx in springtimeNew York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx in springtimeChristine Amorose & Jillian Wishart at NYBGSpecial thanks to Jillian (and Aaron!) for the such a wonderful spring day! Outfit note: dress is Amanda Uprichard, chambray is Everlane, headband is JCrew.

What’s your favorite photo of the New York Botanical Gardens? 


  • You guys are so cute! I love that photo of you jumping. The Botanical Gardens in Atlanta is my favorite place to visit in the spring. Although, the NYC gardens are on my top 5 too.
    That blue dress is magical, where is it from?

  • Pat

    Hi Christine! As I scroll down the post, I keep changing my mind on which photo to pick. They’re all beautiful, the colours are unbelievable! I must say that I really like the one with the pink flowers against the blue sky. I’m glad you’re enjoying the warm weather. Here in Argentina I’m enjoying the fall colours.

  • It is actually impossible to choose one favourite shot – maybe…. number 7? Though I also adore number 9… and number 2 is super cute! I can’t to see more flowers blooming here in London – it’s slowly getting there!

  • Julia

    This is stunning! That wall of yellow is just to die for. You would love the botanical gardens in Paris as well, delicate little white blossoms as far as the eye can see 🙂


  • The photo of you jumping must be my favourite! I love visiting Botanical Gardens, especially in spring 🙂

  • Briel79

    Loooove! Can’t pick just one, I love flowers. 🙂 Beautiful pics!

  • camorose

    Yes I love all botanical gardens! Dress is by Amanda Uprichard, isn’t it delightful!? It was a hand-me-down from a friend but it’s brand-new to me this summer 🙂

  • camorose

    Oh yay–so glad you enjoyed! And even though I’m absolutely loving spring, I’m already looking to going back to these gardens in the fall–I feel like it will be incredible with the changing foliage!

  • camorose

    Aw yay so glad you liked them! Spring is juuust arriving in NYC and we can’t get enough of it–I’m sure it will be in London soon enough!

  • camorose

    Ah yes–I have been swooning over all of the photos of Paris in the spring right now, it looks GORGEOUS!

  • camorose

    Thanks! That might one of my favorites too, such joy about the winter finally being over!

  • I can’t pick one, they’re all so beautiful! The colours are gorgeous.

  • Anđela Ćenan

    Love, love, love all of your photos! Your coffee dates/days like this with Jillian make me miss my best friend who moved to Ireland… I love your dresses! 🙂

  • camorose

    I can’t either–can never decide whether I love the yellow of the daffodils or the pink of the cherry blossoms more!

  • camorose

    Thank you! So grateful to have a friend like Jillian here in the city! 🙂

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