New York

Madoo in Manhattan with Arne Maynard

February 18, 2014
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View from the kitchen garden out to the landscape designed by Arne Maynard at Allt-y-bela. Photo credit: William Collinson, Arne Maynard Garden Design

The Return of the Untermyer Gardens

February 16, 2013
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The Persian walled gardens contain water features signature to the style, including two channels that intersect at a central basin. The four water elements symbolize the four rivers of paradise.

A Celebrated New York Garden: Wave Hill

August 02, 2012
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A few gardens go beyond mere beauty, with groundbreaking innovation that educates and delights us with the possibilities inherent in putting plants together. Wave Hill in Bronx, New York, is just such a garden.

Art + Botany: Wave Hill's Wild Garden Exhibit

April 12, 2012
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A new exhibit explores the garden as inspiration. Tending Toward the Untamed: Artists Respond to the Wild Garden offers new work by eight artists in a variety of media including painting, animation, photography, and sculpture. The show explores the relationship between natural abandon and horticultural order as it grows in Wave Hill, a garden in the Bronx, New York, that overlooks the Hudson River.

Botanic Superlatives: The Oldest Forest

March 09, 2012
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We're only two months in, and already it's proving to be a year of ancient botanic superlatives. First, there was the resurrection of a 32,000 year-old campion flower. Now, scientists have excavated a 385 million-year old forest, believed to be the world's oldest.

Art + Botany: Q&A with Photographer Lori Nix

February 17, 2012
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Lori Nix is a "faux" landscape photographer. In other words, she builds her subject matter, rather than seeking it out. Her dioramas are precise snapshots in a longer story—surreal narratives with epic consequences. Varnished with a dash of humor and a touch of doom, her fantasticl landscapes arouse a perfect balance of curiosity and trepidation. Her built landscapes include remote pastures, suburban corners, and urban towers, and, quite often, her work depicts the quiet confrontations between these worlds.

Paula Hayes at Lever House

January 18, 2012
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A living carpet of plant life surrounds the oversize centerpiece of the exhibit, Aquarium, which is filled with coral and bright tropical fish. 

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