Tucked inside venerable museums, perched on rooftops, concealed behind sleek midtown facades, and waiting beyond unassuming gates you may have passed a hundred times, if you know where to look, remarkable gardens welcome visitors in almost every corner of New York City.
From the windy bluffs of The Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park to the bold, contemporary Gantry Plaza State Park in Hunters Point, Queens, to the innovative, recently-opened High Line, this pocket-sized guide tells the stories of more than 100 gardens in New York City's boroughs. In addition to presenting the flora and fauna of New York's urban fabric, it also chronicles the history, events, and personalities behind the green spaces visited by generations of New Yorkers. More than 50 color photos showcase the gardens, with each garden entry offering complete visitor information, clearly-labeled maps of each borough or region, and lively anecdotes sprinkled throughout.
Praise for the First Edition: "[A] beautiful and instructive guide to 100 gardens (the number du jour) in the five boroughs, as delightful as it is petite." —Verlyn Klinkenborg "Find a green oasis near you in the new Garden Guide: New York City . . . The beautifully photographed, pocket-sized book covers more than 100 public gardens . . . these horticultural escapes . . . will make you breathe a little easier." —Time Out New York "[This] guide can be used to find a refuge from the concrete . . . [and] help New Yorkers find the riches that are theirs in this great city." —Urban Outdoors