If the thought of colder weather is already making you shiver, New York City’s indoor landscapes may be the cure for your winter blues. From Brooklyn to the Bronx, the Big Apple surprisingly boasts some of the most brilliant displays of flora and fauna, including birds, butterflies and cacti from around the world.
The Ford Foundation Atrium features a lush subtropical garden that has been providing city dwellers with a consistent source of fresh air since 1967. With 160-foot-high (47.7-meter-high) ceilings, trees provide a small sense of wilderness, as plants are not confined to waist height. Generally well lit and low-key with a welcoming entrance and winding paths, this atrium is an easy check off on any urban dweller’s to-do list.