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City green : public gardens of New York / Jane Garmey ; photographs by Mick Hales.

By: Garmey, Jane.
Contributor(s): Hales, Michael [photographer.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, New York : The Monacelli Press, [2018]Copyright date: ©2018Description: 223 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781580934800; 1580934803.Other title: Public gardens of New York.Subject(s): Gardens -- New York (State) -- New YorkGenre/Form: Illustrated works. | Photobooks.DDC classification: 712/.5097471
Contents:
Green-Wood, Brooklyn -- Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park -- Native Plant Garden, New York Botanical Garden -- Conservatory Garden, Central Park -- Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, Museum of Modern Art -- New York Chinese Scholar's Garden, Staten Island -- Paley Park, Manhattan -- Heather Garden, Fort Tryon Park -- World Trade Center Memorial Garden -- Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, New York Botanical Garden -- Carl Schurz Park, Manhattan -- Brooklyn Bridge Park -- Willis Avenue Community Garden, the Bronx -- Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, New York Botanical Garden -- The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park -- High Line, Manhattan -- Noguchi Museum Garden, Long Island City -- Shakespeare Garden, Central Park -- Brooklyn Botanic Garden -- Madison Square Park, Manhattan -- Brooklyn Grange, Brooklyn Navy Yard -- Wave Hill, the Bronx -- West Side Community Garden, Manhattan -- The Battery -- New York's smallest public garden, Manhattan -- Gardens to visit.
Summary: Gardens are an integral part of any cityscape, and New York City boasts a wealth of outdoor spaces that enhance the urban environment and provide visual pleasure to residents and visitors. City Green celebrates the richness and diversity of New York's public gardens. While the New York Botanical Garden, the High Line, and Central Park are familiar names and places, other venues, such as Roosevelt Park, the Inwood Heather Garden, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the Chinese Scholar's Garden, remain relatively under-visited and under-appreciated. In addition to parks and three botanical gardens, public horticulture in New York encompasses community- and conservancy-sponsored gardens, vest pocket parks, museum gardens, and even indoor atria. 'City Green: Public Gardens of New York' focuses on the vitality, variety, and beauty of the city's garden landscapes in a time when the appreciation for how gardens enhance the quality of urban life is on the rise.
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While the New York Botanical Garden, the High Line, and Central Park are familiar names and places, other venues, such as Roosevelt Park, the Inwood Heather Garden, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the Chinese Scholar's Garden, remain relatively under-visited and under-appreciated. In addition to parks and three botanical gardens, public horticulture in New York encompasses community- and conservancy-sponsored gardens, vest pocket parks, museum gardens, and even indoor atria. City Green- Public Gardens of New York focuses on the vitality, variety, and beauty of the city's garden landscapes in a time when the appreciation for how gardens enhance the quality of urban life is on the rise.

With text by noted garden writer Jane Garmey and photography by distinguished landscape and design photographer Mick Hales, this book takes readers inside many of New York's gardens, including the Cloisters, Green-Wood Cemetery, Carl Schurz Park, Wave Hill, the 9/11 Memorial Garden, the Noguchi Museum, and the Willis Ave. Community Garden. City Green is an essential companion for New Yorkers and the ideal gift for garden-lovers, tourists, and former New York residents nostalgic for the city's parks and gardens.

Green-Wood, Brooklyn -- Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park -- Native Plant Garden, New York Botanical Garden -- Conservatory Garden, Central Park -- Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, Museum of Modern Art -- New York Chinese Scholar's Garden, Staten Island -- Paley Park, Manhattan -- Heather Garden, Fort Tryon Park -- World Trade Center Memorial Garden -- Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, New York Botanical Garden -- Carl Schurz Park, Manhattan -- Brooklyn Bridge Park -- Willis Avenue Community Garden, the Bronx -- Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, New York Botanical Garden -- The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park -- High Line, Manhattan -- Noguchi Museum Garden, Long Island City -- Shakespeare Garden, Central Park -- Brooklyn Botanic Garden -- Madison Square Park, Manhattan -- Brooklyn Grange, Brooklyn Navy Yard -- Wave Hill, the Bronx -- West Side Community Garden, Manhattan -- The Battery -- New York's smallest public garden, Manhattan -- Gardens to visit.

Gardens are an integral part of any cityscape, and New York City boasts a wealth of outdoor spaces that enhance the urban environment and provide visual pleasure to residents and visitors. City Green celebrates the richness and diversity of New York's public gardens. While the New York Botanical Garden, the High Line, and Central Park are familiar names and places, other venues, such as Roosevelt Park, the Inwood Heather Garden, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the Chinese Scholar's Garden, remain relatively under-visited and under-appreciated. In addition to parks and three botanical gardens, public horticulture in New York encompasses community- and conservancy-sponsored gardens, vest pocket parks, museum gardens, and even indoor atria. 'City Green: Public Gardens of New York' focuses on the vitality, variety, and beauty of the city's garden landscapes in a time when the appreciation for how gardens enhance the quality of urban life is on the rise.

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City Green invites the reader to explore 25 of New York City's public gardens through photographer Hales's splendid images. Garden writer Garmey's idiosyncratic selection of gardens is intended to showcase a variety of public spaces. Rather than exploring the recreational spaces of parks, she elected to focus on gardens, differentiated as smaller areas earmarked for growing and enjoying plants and trees, revealing a gamut from conventional horticulture to ecology-focused designs. Each garden is introduced by an outline of its history, including the project's initiator, designer, and individuals who have maintained or modified the designs and plantings over the years. Garmey outlines the garden's features, including its plants, trees, and vistas, as well as how the spaces are used today. Out of the descriptions emerge the names of major New York landscapers and generous contributors to horticultural projects, as well as the impact of the city's economic woes of the 1970s and the current enthusiasm for and investment in green spaces. For the serious scholar, the usefulness of this book would be enhanced by a map of site locations in New York, site maps for each garden, and notes with bibliography. Delightful! Summing Up: Recommended. All readers. --Micheline Nilsen, Indiana University South Bend