Gardening in New York varies depending on your available space. Many city-dwellers garden on rooftops or in small urban yards, while those that live in rural areas have more land to work with. Both types of gardens, small and large, can be impressive in their own right. Take a look at the following examples from Manhattan to the Hudson Valley, to see what’s possible for your own garden.

Long Island

Oehme, van Sweden Hamptons Garden
Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, Inc.
Washington, DCHamptons HavenA bountiful, four-season Oehme, van Sweden garden on Long Island breathes new life into an 18th-century farmstead.
Jack Lenor Larsen: The Dream Weaver, Photo Gallery
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Calimesa, CAJack Lenor Larsen: The Dream WeaverTextile designer Jack Lenor Larsen brings an eclectic sensibility to his lush public garden in the Hamptons.
My Garden: A Cool, Quiet Corner of the World
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Calimesa, CAMy Garden: A Cool, Quiet Corner of the WorldA woodland garden, complete with a “forest floor” and a canopy of trees in Dix Hills, New York.
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Calimesa, CARobert Hughes' Shelter Island GardenEven America's best-known art critic needs time, and trial and error, to create the ideal garden.
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Calimesa, CAA Secluded Glasshouse in Sag HarborTwo New Yorkers go in search of seclusion - and wind up finding it in a see-through house.

New York City

Rooftop Terrace In Chelsea For Enteraining
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Calimesa, CAA Manhattan-Style Rooftop GardenThanks to clever fencing, strategically placed plantings, and creative design, this 500-square-foot rooftop garden has become a welcome retreat from city life.
The Gardens of Brook Klausing
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Calimesa, CAThe Gardens of Brook KlausingDesigner Brook Klausing talks about how to mix indoor and outdoor furniture and shows off four of his recent projects, including the garden of Jenna Lyons, creative director of J.Crew.
Wave Hill
Bronx, NYA Celebrated New York Garden: Wave HillExperience a garden known for its groundbreaking innovation and its reputation as an oasis for urbanites.
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Calimesa, CAThe King Street Lots in Red Hook, BrooklynThe story of the King Street Lots, public gardens that flourished for 13 years in an series of abandoned lots in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York.
The James Beard Garden Makeover
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Calimesa, CAThe James Beard Garden MakeoverIn New York City, the backyard of a beloved culinary shrine gets a much needed face-lift from GARDEN DESIGN and partners.
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Calimesa, CAUnique Plants in a Rooftop Garden in ManhattanAllison Fonte's garden makes her feel like she's in a Balinese village, not the middle of NYC.
My Garden: A Garden Grows in Brooklyn
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Calimesa, CAMy Garden: A Garden Grows in BrooklynGarden designer Alexandra Abuza gives a small backyard in Brooklyn a makeover.
City Style: The Style of New York's Interieurs
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Calimesa, CACity Style: The Style of New York's InterieursFrancine Gardner, owner of New York's Intérieurs, shows us how a few inspired finds can turn a city rooftop into an urban oasis.
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Calimesa, CARooftop Living Space in ManhattanManhattan Rooftop garden designed by Sawyer/Benson Architecture & Landscape Architecture.

Hudson Valley

Deborah Needleman's Garden, Slide Show
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Calimesa, CADeborah Needleman's GardenOur exclusive photographs of Deborah Needleman's garden, in Garrison, New York.
Lyndhurst's Rose Garden
Lyndhurst
Tarrytown, NYLyndhurst's Rose GardenIn Tarrytown, New York, Lyndhurst, the former estate of Jay Gould (and the setting for two Dark Shadows movies), has a lovely rose garden.
Untermyer Gardens
Yonkers, NYThe Return of the Untermyer GardensThe city of Yonkers, New York, is unearthing a garden from New York’s golden age-the grand Persian gardens of Samuel Untermyer, overlooking the Hudson River.
The Steinhardt Garden – A ‘Must Visit’ Landscape
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Calimesa, CAThe Steinhardt GardenThe Steinhardt Garden in Mt. Kisco is a wondrous private garden that rivals anything you might see in a public botanical garden.
My Garden: Starting Green
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Calimesa, CAMy Garden: Starting GreenA garden in Garrison, New York ended up converting a bookkeeper into a passionate gardener.
Dia:Beacon
Beacon, NYRobert Irwin's Gardens at Dia:BeaconArtist Robert Irwin designed the gardens at Dia:Beacon and the result is a beautiful echo of both the building and the art inside.
Crabapple Trees Blooming
Duck Hill: Page Dickey's Garden in Upstate New York
Duck Hill
North Salem, NYDuck Hill: Page Dickey's GardenA house and garden grow together, with some strategic planning by their owner, Page Dickey, in upstate New York.
Pond, Bakwin Garden, Rubber Duck
The Bakwin Garden: A Woodland Treasure in New York’s  Hudson Valley
The Bakwin Garden
, The Bakwin Garden: A Woodland TreasureFor years, landscape designer and author Jan Johnsen wished she could peek inside the 50 acre Bakwin Garden in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Manitoga: Force Of Nature, Photo Gallery
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Calimesa, CAManitoga: Force of NatureThe Hudson Valley masterwork of mid-century designer Russel Wright battles the elements.
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Calimesa, CAMaking the Flower Pot Stylish AgainTo create the perfect pot, a couple turned their lives upside down - and came out on top, as owners of the Potluck garden store.
My Garden: Tiers of Vegetables in New York 
Nancy Hallberg (Homeowner)
Waccabuc, NYMy Garden: Tiers of Vegetables in New YorkThis 4-acre property in Lewisboro has an acre and a half devoted to terraced gardens.
My Garden: From Parking Lot to Rose Garden
Kevin Lee Jacobs
, My Garden: From Parking Lot to Rose GardenKevin Lee Jacobs shares how he transformed his backyard from a parking lot to a spectacular rose garden.

Upstate New York

A Garden 'Gone Berserk' - Author Roger De Muth’s New York garden was once a hobby, but has blossomed into a beautiful obsession.

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