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These gardens consist of a narrow strip of six rectangular granite pools with fountains, flanked by... read more

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Tucson, Arizona

This is a beautiful park in the city centre. You can sit for a while after the walk about in the... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
SE s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens consist of a narrow strip of six rectangular granite pools with fountains, flanked by seasonal flower displays. They run for about 200 feet from Fifth Avenue to the overlook for the lower area of Rockefeller Center that is used as an ice skating...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 6 July 2018

This is an OK looking place, calling it a garden is bit of a stretch. This is a narrow area between two buildings that leads from 5th Avenue to Rockefeller Center. The pools have a few planters around it (thus the gardens) and more importantly...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful park in the city centre. You can sit for a while after the walk about in the city centre.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We visited here on April 26, 2018. We stumbled across this as we were on our way to Rockefeller Center. It was so breathtakingly beautiful with the spring flowers and deco. I also was able to get some fantastic pictures of Rockefeller Center..

Thank LisaM019840
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The channel gardens are very nice, you can visit them when you need a Rockefeller center. There are many shops in the vicinity.

Thank John H
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

The channel gardens are by the Rockefeller center displays. It is beautifully decorated and is perfect for photo opportunities during the Christmas season .

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This can be very picturesque but it is always swamped by tourists. Lots of shopping right along side it though. And nice photo op for 30 Rock.

Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The Channel gardens is located in front of the Lego shop in Rockefeller center. The plants here are real and many of the flowers were blooming. There was a water channel here, so it was therapeutic to sit here and people watch.

1  Thank Phi S
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The lush landscaping and the water sounds amid all the concrete, brick and stone of NYC is a very welcome peaceful oasis. If you are anywhere near Rockefeller Center, you owe it to yourself to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and spend...More

1  Thank Road_Warrior32034
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Right outside The Rockefeller Center on 5th Avenue are these small gardens and water feature areas. You are able to walk around them and I will warn you that it is very crowded as all the crowds from The Rockefeller center come here as well....More

Thank rayrest
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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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23 November 2017|
Response from Road_Warrior32034 | Reviewed this property |
“Most Memorable” might set expectations too high. It is not grand, but is 3 or 4 tiled ponds with fountains, surrounded by a little buffer of foliage. Nearby attractions are: Top of the Rock with better views of the city... More
12 May 2017|
Response from Elodie C | Reviewed this property |
It's just in front of the Rockefeller Center. Also there is the Rock Center Cafe (I think that's the name) just between the Rockefeller Center and the garden. I don't know if you can get take out but you can definitely get a... More