Central Park New York – Famous gardens of the Master Landscapers series

Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan, New York City. The first part of the park was opened in 1858 and was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead. It is 843 square metres of parkland, hard landscaping and water features.

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The parks main attractions include the Ramble and Lake, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir and Sheep meadow.

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There are three wooded areas in Central Park: North Woods, the Rambles and Hallett Nature Sanctuary. The North Woods contains a 55 Ha ravine, a forrest with only deciduous trees and a small stream that winds diagonally through North Woods. The ramble covers 15 Ha’s, which comprises of winding paths through a diverse selection of vegetation. It is and idea habitat for birds and over 250 species have been sighted. The Hallett Nature Sanctuary covers 1,6 Ha and is the smallest wooded area.

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Water, features significantly in the park, with 8 large water bodies being present. Nearly every water activity is catered for, from boating in the summer to ice skating in the winter.

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The property values around the park have shown significant growth over the years, demonstrating yet again, that a well planned landscape will always add value to a property

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