York Street gardens will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 9. Chatfield Farms will be closed during the day on Dec. 9. Both York Street and Chatfield Farms will be open for Blossoms of Light and Trail of Lights on Dec. 9.
Snowy days are some of my favorite times in the Gardens. As I stroll the paths, I feel as though I am the grande dame of a grand estate, maintained meticulously and solely for my delight.
Often on my walks I see no one else, and as I pause to listen to the chittering of a squirrel or perhaps catch a glimpse of our resident fox, I reflect that in the middle of a city of more than a million people, I am virtually alone in nature—a wondrous thing!
Even a light dusting of snow transforms every leaf, berry, and pod and makes a tired garden look fresh again.
Line and form is emphasized, and every photograph can be a work of art. Take some time to enjoy the tranquility and aesthetic of winter in the Gardens.