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Women's Committee 35th Anniversary Celebration

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The Conservatory Garden | A Women's Garden

In honor of their 35th Anniversary and in collaboration with Central Park Conservancy’s Campaign, Forever Green: Ensuring the Future of Central Park, the Women’s Committee of Central Park Conservancy has committed to raise at least $5 million towards a transformative $10 million initiative to restore the Conservatory Garden, Central Park’s six-acre masterwork of formal garden design, located off Fifth Avenue from 104th to 106th Streets.

The Initiative

The Garden’s last significant restoration was in 1983, focusing primarily on the redesign of its tour-de-force of horticultural elements. Today, diminished by decades of wear and tear, the Conservatory Garden is in need of additional upgrades and repairs. The current $10 million restoration will be largely focused on the comprehensive improvement of its hardscapes— which are almost all original to the Garden’s 1937 construction. This will include the extensive network of paths and plazas that gracefully traverse the Garden, as well as other much-needed infrastructure upgrades.

Planned Improvements

  • The restoration of the Garden’s distinctive pavements, including the concrete walkways and expansive bluestone patterns
  • Extensive infrastructure upgrades and modernization of the fountain systems, including those of the Untermyer and Burnett fountains
  • The refurbishment of a number of the Garden’s unique architectural and decorative features, including the full restoration of the wisteria pergola

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