Monet at the NY Botanical Garden

A photo of a photo!

The New York Botanical Garden created its own rendition of Claude Monet’s garden at his residence in Giverny, France.

I’ve never been to Giverny; so I loved visiting the New York City version.  Quotes from Monet are interspersed among the colorful displays and poems by French poets line the walkways.

Inside the Conservatory:

The Monet Bridge

The NYBG painted its benches this green color,  a shade created by Monet, (Monet verde), that he used on the shutters of his house at Giverny.

My last visit to the NY Botanical Garden brought me to Spain. How wonderful to travel to Europe by going to New York City!


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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22 Responses to Monet at the NY Botanical Garden

  1. Barbara klein says:

    I have a book of Monet,s Garden designs. Look at it on your next visit. Be fun to incorporate some of these designs in your needle work. Love Mom.


  2. How beautiful. I love Monet’s paintings. The gardens are lovely. Thanks for adding another place to my must visit list.


  3. SMB says:

    Just magnificent!


  4. Patti Winker says:

    How can something be so vibrant and alive and so peaceful at the same time? Stunning! And great pic of you on the bridge. Thank you for sharing.


  5. Gorgeous! Love how your sandals are Monet green 🙂 Chris


  6. Stella Sormani says:

    I was thinking of visiting myself, and glad to know that you enjoyed it. I love the photo of you on the bridge!


  7. Northern Narratives says:



  8. I must go – Monet’s gardens are so inspiring…


  9. writecrites says:

    Hello fellow writer and reader (I’m not a grandmother, but a grand aunt) who loves flowers and never misses a good garden. Nice to have found you.


  10. Leah says:

    So beautiful. I saw a Monet exhibit at my local museum of art many years ago and it was beautiful. Reminds me so much of the Botanic Gardens we go to. Thanks for sharing.


  11. Love the photo of you on Monet’s bridge. Wonderful post.


  12. jakesprinter says:

    Stunning Photograph Lisa ,I like it 🙂


  13. Lisa, this is awesome! What a Splendid entry to Jake’s theme. 🙂
    My first date with my husband was to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens…thanks for bringing back beautiful memories. 🙂


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  15. Jo Bryant says:

    What a terrific post for Jake’s theme…I really enjoyed seeing this one


  16. restlessjo says:

    Never been to either of Monet’s gardens, but I’m open to offers! Lovely post.


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