Spring Blooms

What’s the first thing you think about when the word spring comes to mind? If you’re like us, then you think of the flowers that banish the gloom of winter and usher in the sun of summer. New York City, being as huge and diverse as it is, has several very iconic blooms for you to experience between March and May. Let’s take a look at the most impressive ones here.


#1 Orchids

Orchids, a sign of love and vitality, are also a sign of spring due to their love for cold weather. Whether you are a dedicated orchid fan, or just a fan of pretty flowers, you will appreciate the tender love and care that is given to these exotic flowers at the New York Botanical Gardens during their annual Orchid Show. Designed by world renowned Daniel Ost, the imaginative arrangements of these living sculptures will leave you breathless.


Where? New York Botanical Gardens; 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx (40 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)

When? March 3rd – April 22nd, 2018




#2 Cherry Blossoms

Famous from Japan to the United States, cherry blossoms are a staple of the spring bloom. Difficult to predict, a cherry tree bloom usually lasts around two weeks, so you’ll want to stay tuned to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s website to see if the trees bloom while you’re in town. Take a stroll through their Japanese gardens under the pink and white blossoms. You won’t even remember you’re in New York.


Where? Brooklyn Botanic Garden; 990 Washington Ave., Brooklyn (45 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)

When? Mid-March – Late April




#3 Daffodils

Perhaps the most common, if less lauded welcomers of spring, daffodils are impossible to leave off this list. Reward yourself by visiting the New York Botanical Garden’s with hills and valleys full of hundreds of thousands of the sunny flowers as they brave the chilly weather. Walking through these swathes of yellow, orange, and white petals is sure to lift your spirits.


Where? New York Botanical Gardens; 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx (40 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)

When? February – May




#4 Tulips

Blooming a little later in the Spring, you’ll find tulips galore in Central Park. Pink, yellow, purple, red, and more colors than you can imagine. These cheerful flowers stand proudly and come in all different shapes and sizes. These particular tulips come from mountainous regions of Europe and the Middle East, making them perfectly adapted to New York’s cold winters and moist springs.


Where? Conservatory Garden; Central Park, East side from 104th to 106th Street, Manhattan (20 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)

When? April – May




#5 Wildflowers

For the best wildflower bloom, the New York City Parks & Rec Department suggests the Bronx Park. This hidden gem of a park boasts New York’s only real river, as well as forests and diverse flora and fauna. Find wildflowers of all kinds and colors during the spring here. You’ll also find crocuses, buttercups, daffodils, dogwood, pansies, hawthorn, and daylilies in this flower wonderland.


Where? Bronx Park;Waring Ave. and Bronx Park E, Bronx (40 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)

When? April – May




#6 Pear Tree Blossoms

Not to be upstaged by their cherry cousins, pear tree blossoms can hold their own. Visit the fluffy, white petaled pear trees of the Crotona Park Victory Garden. Shaped like huge snowballs, you’ll feel peace when you sit beneath their branches for a moment of meditation, to read a good book, or for a picnic.


Where? Victory Garden, Crotona Park;Fulton Ave. and Crotona Park S, Bronx (30 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)

When? Late February – Mid-May


Staying in New York City – About The Lombardy Hotel

The Lombardy Hotel is dedicated to contributing and taking care of the beauty of New York City. This is why we put so much effort into the big things, like conserving our hotel’s historical building and the little things like the decorating touches we pride ourselves in. Our goal is to give you a beautiful experience during your stay in New York City.

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