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.
Hamptons HavenA bountiful, four-season Oehme, van Sweden garden on Long Island breathes new life into an 18th-century farmstead.
New York City
A 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 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.
Lyndhurst'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.
The 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 GardenThe Steinhardt Garden in Mt. Kisco is a wondrous private garden that rivals anything you might see in a public botanical garden.
Upstate New York
A Garden Gone BerserkWith an eclectic mix of plants, author Roger De Muth’s New York garden has blossomed into a beautiful obsession.