New York Botanical Gardens: Gardens of the Alhambra

It may have been pouring outside but inside the New York Botanical Garden’s conservatory, it was sunny southern Spain.

Poems about nature by Federico Garcia Lorca line the walkways and surrounding gardens. Inside, classical guitar music fills the air as you wander through the exhibit that celebrates Medieval Spanish architecture and landscape, native vegetation and Islamic culture.


Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra



Closes August 21; well worth a visit.




About cyclingrandma

I was a journalist (Danbury News-Times, Ct), before becoming a teacher, and continue to write for professional journals. I have written several study guides for Penguin Books and write for Education Update, a newspaper based in New York City. ( I’ve interviewed many authors, college presidents, and scientists. I wrote “The Kentucky Derby’s Forgotten Jockeys” for Smithsonian Magazine's website, (April, 2009). Two essays have been published in book anthologies; one for Wisdom of Our Mothers, (Familia Books) and the other in “College Search and Parent Rescue: Essay for Parents by Parents of College-Going Students.” (St. Martin’s Press). I was a middle school Language Arts teacher for more than 10 years and have just completed a five year grant position under No Child Left Behind in Newark, NJ public schools. I have three children, two daughters-in law, and six grandchildren. I'm an avid cyclist, knitter, cook, and reader. I love theater, museums, and yoga.
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4 Responses to New York Botanical Gardens: Gardens of the Alhambra

  1. Leah says:

    Great photos! I especially like the phrase comparing the book to a garden. Beautiful!


  2. Jacob says:

    nice top picture–the harbor instead of the bikers


  3. Pingback: Monet at the NY Botanical Garden | cyclingrandma

  4. Your beautiful photos remind me that a botanical garden evokes a sense of beauty and tranquility that I don’t experience when visiting other venues. Thanks Lisa.


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