Garden Guide: New York City Revised Edition (W.W. Norton, 2010) is a concise, well-researched pocket-sized guide for anyone wanting to explore the green spaces of New York. Visitors and New Yorkers alike will benefit from the subway and bus directions, history and detailed points of interest for over 100 gardens. Authors Nancy Berner and Susan Lowry have separated this book from other garden guides by not only including well-known public gardens like Central Park, but also focusing on community gardens and eccentric gems from all five boroughs.
The Healing Garden on Staten Island
Excellent neighborhood maps, glossy color photos and extensive, yet manageable information regarding each garden make this tiny book a must have for anyone visiting or residing in New York City.
The Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson Community Garden in Queens
From Midtown’s Samuel Paley Plaza to Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s Community Garden in Queens, the diversity and pride of New York City is seen in its gardens and green spaces. It makes it easy to decide which gardens to visit whether you have an hour or a week.
Manhattan’s Creative Little Garden
The Bronx County Courthouse’s rooftop garden
Manhatten’s Samuel Paley Plaza
Chinese Scholar’s Garden on Staten Island