Gardens of the Hudson Valley

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The majesty of the Hudson River has captivated both artists and visitors for generations, and the gardens along its banks have a special character. Those created for the Gilded Age estates are more formal; private gardens respond directly to the rolling landscape and mature forests. The area is a crucible for the development of American landscape design since the major figures?Alexander Jackson Downing, Frederick Law Olmsted, Beatrix Farrand, ...
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Overview

The majesty of the Hudson River has captivated both artists and visitors for generations, and the gardens along its banks have a special character. Those created for the Gilded Age estates are more formal; private gardens respond directly to the rolling landscape and mature forests. The area is a crucible for the development of American landscape design since the major figures—Alexander Jackson Downing, Frederick Law Olmsted, Beatrix Farrand, and Fletcher Steele—all worked in the Hudson Valley.
 
Gardens of the Hudson Valley focuses on the historic landscape and how gardens have been integrated into it. Photographers Steve Gross and Susan Daly have selected twenty-five gardens between Yonkers and Hudson, including famous estate gardens like Kykuit, Boscobel, the Vanderbilt Mansion, and Olana (all open to the public) and private gardens that combine sweeping views and lush plantings.
 
Garden writers Susan Lowry and Nancy Berner describe each of the gardens in detail, focusing on the history of the site and the strategies for design and plant materials.
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The scenic landscapes of the Hudson River Valley have inspired visitors since colonial times. In the 19th century, the region became the focus of an artistic movement that encompassed paintings, sculpture, architecture, and, not least, landscape design. The Gilded Age gardens featured in this large-scale Monacelli Press hardcover represent some of the most stunning living fruitions of that aesthetic movement. In Gardens of the Hudson Valley, photographers Steve Gross and Susan Daley display the lush fecundity and rich patterns of twenty-five gardens between Yonkers and Hudson, New York. Eye-filling wonders.

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Praise for GARDENS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY:
 
“The region that inspired a legendary school of landscape painting has been fertile ground for green-thumbed talents too.  Gardens of the Hudson Valley features more than two dozen designs – some present-day (Amy Goldman’s handsome vegetable patch), others a century old (the Vanderbilt estate’s Italianate loggia).  An index highlights 14 gardens open to the public.” – Elle Décor
 
“Verdant greenery abounds in Gardens of the Hudson Valley, a new photographic portrait of the region's lush private landscapes. The luxurious volume chronicles 25 gardens chosen to give "a sense of place and convey the romance of the landscape" abutting the majestic Hudson River in New York state. Photographers Steve Gross and Susan Daley selected gardens from Yonkers up the river to the town of Hudson, including famous formal estate gardens like Kykuit, Boscobel, the Vanderbilt Mansion, and Olana, along with smaller, more naturalistic plots that combine sweeping views and lush plantings. Each of the gardens tells a story about the people who made them, and collectively they evoke "the grace and grandeur of the Hudson River landscape" underscoring the central role the Hudson Valley played in the birth of an American garden tradition.” – Luxist.com
 
“Each of the gardens in this book – some public, some private – tells a story about the people who made them…The gardens along the banks of the Hudson have a special character.  Here are 25 gardens, from Yonkers to Hudson, including famous estate gardens (Kykuit, Boscobel, the Vanderbilt Mansion, and Olana, all open to the public) and private gardens that combine sweeping views and lush plantings.  This is the perfect holiday gift for the green thumb on your list.  Buy it now, read it, and wrap it later!” – Hudson Valley News
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580932776
  • Publisher: The Monacelli Press
  • Publication date: 10/19/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 788,237
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Photographers Susan Daley and Steve Gross have collaborated on a number of books focusing on historic houses and landscapes including Creole Houses: Traditional Homes of Old Louisiana, Old Florida: Florida’s Magnificent Homes, Gardens, and Vintage Attractions, Catskill Country Style, and Time Wearing Out Memory: Schonarie County.
 
Susan Lowry and Nancy Berner are the authors of Garden Guide New York City.
 
Gregory Long, President of the New York Botanical Garden, is the author of Historic Houses of the Hudson Valley.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Gregory Long

Introduction

Clermont
Germantown

Peter Bevacqua and Stephen King
Claverack

Hudson Bush Farm
Claverack

Gerald Moore and Joyce Nereaux
Hudson

Olana
Hudson

River School Farm
Livingston

Tailings
Germantown

Conrad Hanson
Germantown

Montgomery Place
Annandale-on-Hudson

Blithewood
Annandale-on-Hudson

Amy Goldman
Rhinebeck

Vanderbilt Mansion
Hyde Park

Hosack Farm
Hyde Park

Bellefield
Hyde Park

Locust Grove
Poughkeepsie

Duncan and Julia Brine
Pawling

StoneCrop Gardens
Cold Spring

Michael Schoeller
Kent Falls

Boscobel
Cold Spring

Lisburne Grange
Garrison

Manitoga
Cold Spring

Lyndhurst
Tarrytown

Untermyer Park
Yonkers

Alder Manor
Yonkers

Kykuit
Pocantico Hills

Gardens Open to the Public

Acknowledgments

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