PHOTO ESSAY: MY PERSONAL GIVERNY IN RIVERSIDE PARK

By Mildred Alpern

No need to travel to the gardens of Giverny fifty miles outside of Paris to view summer flowers in a splendidly untamed setting.  Thanks to volunteers, the two Riverside Park Community gardens, adjacent to one another on the promenade at 91st St., exhibit the bright colors that inspired Monet and Pissarro, the French Impressionist painters. The gardens are currently bursting with a bountiful display of cleomes, anemones, hydrangeas, crocosimas, and black-eyed susans, among others. There may not be the bridge and pond located in Giverny, but beyond the daisy patch, lies the sparkling Hudson River. Head over before the blooms fade.

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    1. Kathy says:

      Love the flowers at 91st. I take many pictures there every week. Beautiful!

    2. Westside_Mimi says:

      Stunning! Thanks for posting WSR!

    3. Danny I says:

      Great Flora photos. Congrats!

    4. KSG says:

      Thank you to everyone who tends to the flowers and shares their beauty with us all who pass by.
      The gifts of you handiwork is inspiring to me to bring beauty to our world each day. 🙂

    5. Jane says:

      Beautiful photos — thank you!

    6. Ruby in Gotham says:

      Simply beautiful. Thank you.

    7. Barbara Benson says:

      I’ve always wanted to go to Giverny. Thanks for showing me it’s only blocks away.

    8. Peter Salwen says:

      Beautiful work. Nice to see what you can do with live blooms, too.

    9. Ken J. says:

      These gardens are a treasure for the neighborhood, thanks to the volunteers who plant and tend them.

    10. June Quarfordt says:

      Thank you so much for these wonderful pictures. Of what I call “My Park”

    11. worldwalker says:

      Lovely! moved to washington hts and miss those gardens!! we need more gardens up north (here)

    12. bertha rady says:

      Great garden photos!

    13. UWSSurfer says:

      Beautiful photos, Mildred. Thank you for sharing them! We are lucky to live by 2
      extraordinary parks and a river.