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.
Love the flowers at 91st. I take many pictures there every week. Beautiful!
Stunning! Thanks for posting WSR!
Great Flora photos. Congrats!
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. 🙂
Beautiful photos — thank you!
Simply beautiful. Thank you.
I’ve always wanted to go to Giverny. Thanks for showing me it’s only blocks away.
Beautiful work. Nice to see what you can do with live blooms, too.
These gardens are a treasure for the neighborhood, thanks to the volunteers who plant and tend them.
Thank you so much for these wonderful pictures. Of what I call “My Park”
Lovely! moved to washington hts and miss those gardens!! we need more gardens up north (here)
Great garden photos!
Beautiful photos, Mildred. Thank you for sharing them! We are lucky to live by 2
extraordinary parks and a river.