Visiting Gardens Committee

Gail's Picks

Recently the New York Times featured the beautiful gardens shown below. If you find yourself in the neighborhood, check out one of these gorgeous gardens and let us know what you think!

Greenwood Gardens

Greenwood Gardens is a private estate in Short Hills, NJ that was turned into a 28-acre public garden. A fund-raiser was held April 2013 to restore the gardens. From the house, passing through four terraces, one reaches more rustic gardens that lead into follies. Limestone figures sit outside the playhouse and teahouse.

The Central Park Conservancy Garden

When visiting the Central Park Conservancy Garden at 5th Ave & 104th Street look for the Three Dancing Maidens fountain that was moved to Central Park in 1947 after the death of Samuel Untermyer.

The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

There is much to see at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden including its allees of Japanese wisteria blooms in spring and beautiful rose gardens in summer.

Untermyer Gardens

Billed as "America's Greatest Forgotten Garden", the Untermyer Gardens are in Yonkers, NY. Visit the recently restored walled Persian garden with sweeping views of the Hudson River.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

In addition to the fine art at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, an indoor flowering garden with ever-changing floral displays, is a highlight.

Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury, NY), listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer, George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family's residence.

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