Just because you live or are visiting the concrete jungle of New York City doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy some zen relaxation outdoors, surrounded by nature. Indoor/Outdoor gardens have been popping up all over the city, and here are some of our favorites for spring:
GITANO Garden of Love
The mission of CEO and Grupo Gitano Founder James Gardner is to share love & happiness, surprise & delight guests, minimize their impact while giving back to the community. The gorgeous, sustainable GITANO restaurant is just what you need for a perfect spring and summer.
Walk under the wooden pergola with the neon pink sign, and you enter the gorgeous 450-seat, high-vibe, outdoor venue. Spanning a 24,000 square foot city block, Gitano will transfer you to the lush, tropical jungle of Tulum. Sip creative cocktails like the Gitano Margarita and The Garden Rose under 30-foot coconut palms while lounging in a Bedouin tent, and nosh on light bites prepared over an open fire. Under the care of Head Bartender Jeremy Strawn (Mulberry Project, Death & Co.) fresh juices will be made daily to go with local seasonal ingredients and herbs, as well as a list of over 50+ Mezcals.
GITANO Garden of Love, 76 Varick Street, NY, NY
Arthouse Flower Market
Returning for the third consecutive year is the Arthouse Flower Market, the monthly Flower Market in the lobby of the Arthouse Hotel.
Officially launched on May 10th, the monthly pop-up will happen the second Friday of the month from now until August from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The boutique hotel’s lobby has been transformed into a fragrant floral oasis with a bounty of blooms of peonies, lilacs, poppies, and hydrangeas, provided by Edelweiss Floral Atelier. The monthly Flower Market bursts to life with a plethora of arrangements, including bouquets and flower crowns available for purchase and gifting, live music and a botanically-themed cocktail menu available every night of the week.
The cocktail menu was created by bartender Sam H. Bounab, will be available all summer long at the Arthouse Wine Bar. The beautiful cocktail menu includes the ‘Bouquet’ cocktail (served in a verdant terrarium vessel with live greenery framing the drink), ‘You Had Me at Hibiscus’, a refreshing spritzer made with limoncello, hibiscus syrup, Prosecco, and garnished with edible Hibiscus and flower petals, and ‘Lavender Reign’, a mixture of gin, lime, violet liqueur, St. Germain Elderflower, simple syrup, Lavender bitters, aqua fava, and topped with lavender sprig and violet flower, among others.
Arthouse Hotel, 2178 Broadway, NY NY
Sitting atop the new Moxy Chelsea
on the 35th floor, The Fleur Room is a chic ode to the nearby Flower District, implementing a classic interior design by Rockwell Group. The banquette fabrics are outfitted in floral, complimented by a copper bar and water droplet chandelier. 360 degree views are the main selling point, along with innovative botanical cocktails, featuring everything from fresh fruits to sparkling ingredients.
The Fleur Room, 105 West 28th Street NY NY
The home to Sleep No More is actually a Chelsea Rooftop in the historic McKittrick Hotel know for their decadent cocktails and large punch bowls. Sip in style, or attend one of several events including Sunset Sundays, Speakeasy Magick, Potions & Planting or Weekend Rooftop brunch.
Gallow Green, 542 W 27th St NY, NY
Arlo Blooms at Arlo Soho
The outdoor courtyard of Arlo Soho has been transformed into botanical garden-themed pop-up Arlo Blooms.
Designed by Brooklyn-based Tiny Jungles,
who comes in once a week to water and care for the variety of greenery in the greenhouses.
Sustainability has been kept in mind by sourcing faux plant life, in an effort to not harm any living flowers for the sake of the pop up. The custom Arlo Blooms menu is available to order in the garden, and including a Royal Tea grapefruit gin punch served in an antique tea set and the Potted Plant cocktail,artfully crafted Negroni served in a terracotta pot with “dirt” and “flowers”. If you want to grab a bite, the full Harold’s menu is available alongside fresh, spring dishes like goddess soup, spring veggie flatbreads and rainbow crudite.
Arlo SoHo, 231 Hudson Street NY, NY
Kimberly Fisher is a Pursuitist contributor. As a freelance writer and on-camera host, Kimberly has traveled the world and has published over 400 articles in over 44 publications including Sherman's Travel, Huffington Post, JustLuxe, Luxury Lifestyles UK, eHow, Examiner, Food Wine Travel Magazine, Luxe Beat, NiteGuide, Ocean View, and USA Today. Disclosure: Kimberly is under contract with Casa Del Sol.