Garden Guide:
New York City

Revised Edition

From the contemporary design of the High Line to the mannered space of the Frick Collection, this book describes in detail more than 100 public gardens in New York City and chronicles the history and personalities behind the green spaces visited by generations of New Yorkers. For this revised edition, the authors have included over twenty new gardens throughout the city. With color photographs by Joseph de Sciose.

Images from the book
Photograph by Joe De Sciose
Photograph by Joe De Sciose
Photograph by Joe De Sciose
Praise for the Second Edition

"The revised edition of Nancy Berner and Susan Lowry’s “Garden Guide: New York City” (W. W. Norton; $22.95) has the same number of gardens as the original 2002 edition (100) but 25 of them are new. There are well-publicized additions like the High Line, and surprises, like the Elevated Acre on the roof of 55 Water Street, which has a spectacular view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the harbor, and Swindler Cove Park, a five-acre riverfront park...
--"Garden Guide: New York City", The New York Times, August 11, 2010

"Norton’s new “Garden Guide: New York City” by Nancy Berner and Susan Lowry proves an antidote to the feeling, as Joni Mitchell once expressed it, that New York has taken all the trees and put them in a tree museum...It lists the obvious places to bask in the green...but also the more obscure..."
--"Hideaways in the Hubbub", The New Yorker, August 11, 2010

"Concise, elegantly written text...full of fascinating background on the places and their designers, as well as plant information."
--"Soil and the City", Elle Decor, August 2010

"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."
--"Book Review: Garden Guide New York City", HGTV: Design Happens, July 29, 2010

"The first edition of their book, published in 2002, explored gardens across all five boroughs of New York. The new edition, with about 100 parks described and photographed, contains 20 new entries the pair has written about, and another 15 or so worthy of mention."
--"Exploring New York’s Hidden Gardens", Architects + Artisans, August 3, 2010