3. Socrates Sculpture Park is Full of Flora

While most people don’t associate New York City with nature, Socrates Sculpture Park is actually filled with lush flora, including 90+ varieties of trees and plant life. From weeping willows to daffodils, the park provides a quiet refuge filled with both art and greenery.

Plant Specialists, a team of landscape architects, designers and horticulturists, has offered its expertise to Socrates Sculpture Park for over two decades. In fact, many of the plants you can find in the park were donated by the company. Plant Specialists has also been instrumental in the park’s Community Works Initiative Program, which offers employment and job training to locals. Through special workshops with Plant Specialists’ staff, participants learn landscaping and horticultural skills; they also tend to the park’s gardens.