A new garden is growing in the middle of midtown Manhattan at one of the most historic places in all of NYC.
Right in front of J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library on 36th Street (at Madison Avenue) is the new Morgan Garden, a small but beautiful green space that incorporates colorful, herbaceous beds and Roman antiquities.
Although the space in front of the library has had a lawn since its beginning in 1906, this is the first time it has been a full-fledged garden as Morgan intended, and since the entrance to the library was moved in 2006 to Madison Avenue and restoration work on its exterior has been taking place since 2019, few people are actually aware of this part of the museum’s campus.
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