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Garden Guide: New York City (Garden Guides)by Nancy Berner
Synopses & Reviews
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." — "Find a green oasis near you in the new . . . The beautifully photographed, pocket-sized book covers more than 100 public gardens . . . these horticultural escapes . . . will make you breathe a little easier." — "[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." --
Book News Annotation:
This terrific, pocket-sized guide presents the full histories and features of the many gardens of New York City, from the well-known public parks, to gardens designed to accompany major buildings, to local gardens planted along streets, churches, and rail lines. The revised edition includes 20 new gardens, bringing the total to over 100, in all five boroughs. Well-illustrated with color photos, the guide includes location, transportation, open hours, facilities, and fees for each. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the giant topiary of an airplane in the Queens Botanical Garden to the mannered space of the Frick Collection, here are the stories of more than 100 gardens in New York City. In addition to describing a variety of flora and fauna, This book chronicles the events and personalities behind the green spaces visited by generations of New Yorkers. Includes 50 color photos and visitor information for each garden.
A horticultural escape and guided tour through all the best- and little-known gardens in New York City's five boroughs.
[T]uck this comprehensive but compact Garden Guide into your backpack, and check out some gardens....History and details abound in this handy tourist's guide, which will help you see the City from a new angle with a clear focus, through emerald-colored glasses.[E]ssential for anyone interested in New York’s urban scene….Superb photographs.I would now love to return to New York with this book in my suitcase to explore more than the usual attractions.
About the Author
Nancy Berner lectures widely about New York City's gardens and is also the author of Gardens of the Hudson Valley. She lives in New York City and is a longtime volunteer at Central Park's Conservatory Garden.Susan Lowry lectures widely about New York City's gardens and is also the author of Gardens of the Hudson Valley. She lives in New York City and is a longtime volunteer at Central Park's Conservatory Garden.
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