Living in the concrete jungle, it can be hard to find signs of nature. But buried under that hard exterior you’ll be surprised at what you will find.
And what you will find, if you happen to be in the West Village, will be St. Luke In The Fields. It is a church that is almost 200 years old, built in 1821. Located on 487 Hudson Street, it is a space of tranquility among the chaos. What makes this place extra special is that it has a garden open to the public.
Garden hours of operation:
Mondays to Saturdays: 8:00am to Dusk
Sundays: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Closed on holidays
The gardens are divided into six sections. As of today not all sections are opened to the public because of construction.
The garden is free and functions on the generous donations of the public.
There are benches within the garden, where you can sit and enjoy the view.
Make sure you abide by the rules. It is a pet-free, smoke-free, alcohol-free, bike-free and phone-free area at all times.
I encourage all to visit the gardens of St Luke In The Fields, to have a moment with nature even if it is only for a couple minutes.