Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill

Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill


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 “Like Wave Hill itself, these pages make an indelible impression—wildly intimate, possibility-laden, provocative—leaving me wide awake and hungry for a visit.” —Margaret Roach, author of A Way to Garden

Wave Hill, a world-renowned public garden in the Bronx, boasts a classic horticultural craftsmanship unrivaled among other public gardens in the United States. But it also embraces a design spirit that is daring and innovative. Every year brings changes to Wave Hill: new combinations of colors, textures, and forms, along with creative themes and constant experimentation. Nature into Art brings this splendid, sensory experience home by honoring the unsurpassed beauty of Wave Hill. It explores the different areas of the garden—the flower garden, the shade border, the wild garden, the conservatory, and more—and gives gardeners helpful information on the plants, techniques, and design choices that define this iconic space. Filled with stunning, ethereal photography by Ngoc Minh Ngo, Nature into Art will enchant and inspire you to practice the Wave Hill way of gardening.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604698510
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 104,740
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Thomas Christopher is the author of more than a dozen gardening books. He has written for The New York Times, The Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, and Horticulture Magazine, as well as serving as a columnist for House & Garden and a contributing editor at Martha Stewart Living.

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Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MsPia 7 months ago
I have to confess that before reading this book I had no idea such a beautiful garden existed in the Bronx. The book is fantastic and with beautiful photography and very helpful information on the plants used to design this stunning garden.
apeape 9 months ago
I had no idea a garden like this existed in New York, and wow, what a garden! This book will delight anyone with even a passing interest in gardening; the photos are just beautiful, the history is so interesting, and there is so much information on gardening, landscaping, and the different types of gardens found within Wave Hill, that pretty much everyone will find something to entertain them. #NatureIntoArt #NetGalley
Anonymous 11 months ago
A truly lovely exploration of one particular public garden, as well as a broader exploration of what a public garden can be.
Caroldaz 12 months ago
I had no idea that a unique garden like this existed in New York! This is a book well worth owning just for the photographs alone which are stunning. A must-read book for anyone who loves gardens and enjoys reading the history of various gardens, just because the histories are fascinating. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.