Garden Design's Self-Guided Day Trip to ‘Must See’ Gardens in the New York City Metro Area
To be fair, in order to really do justice to all three of these gardens we recommend staying overnight in the Big Apple and spreading your adventure over a couple of days. There is so much to see!
But if you only have limited time, Jan recommends starting your day at the world-famous New York Botanical Garden, accessible by train or subway if you prefer not to drive. You could easily spend a full day here alone but if you can tear yourself away, head just a little farther north to Wave Hill, a remarkable public garden which Jan describes as a “garden lovers dream.”
If you’re returning to the City, take an evening stroll along the famous High Line, an elevated walkway designed by Piet Oudolf that will give you a bird’s eye view of both the street life below and the skyscrapers above. Alternatively, the High Line may be less busy early in the morning.