Garden Dialogues 2014: New York

Garden Dialogues

Garden Dialogues 2014: New York

Garden Dialogues 2014: New York
May 18, 2014 to Sep 08, 2014
New York, NY
United States


On dates in May through September, get exclusive access to private gardens in New York and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.

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Garden on All Levels
Photo by Jan Johnsen

Saturday, September 6, 2:00 to 4:00pm | Chappaqua, Westchester County

A Garden on All Levels
Jan Johnsen of Johnsen Landscapes and Pools

Featured in Jan Johnsen's new book Heaven is a Garden, this steeply sloped and wooded hillside property has been carefully sculpted over nearly twenty years into a multi-level, richly planted retreat. Starting with a beautiful view, meticulously designed stone stairs descend past a soothing double cascade, perennial flower borders, a woodland Japanese-inspired garden, a rain garden and a unique vegetable garden. The stone walls, pathways and furnishings reflect a great attention to detail, and there are inviting niches and places to relax. more photos

Meadow and Gardens
Photo by Larry Weaner

Saturday, September 6, 5:00 to 6:30pm | North Salem, Westchester County

Meadow and Gardens
Larry Weaner of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates

This twelve-acre Westchester estate marries the owner’s deep appreciation for nature with a formal aesthetic in keeping with the home’s stately Edwardian architectural legacy. The gardens feature formally arrayed native plants that lead to a wilder landscape beyond, including a seeded meadow with native wildflowers and grasses that attract birds and butterflies. Stylized groupings of native woodland vegetation along the entry drive complete this harmonious landscape. more photos

Photo by Andre Baranowski

Sunday, May 18, 10:00am to 12:00pm | Scarsdale

Jorge Sanchez of SMI Landscape Architecture

Southlawn, a magnificent nine-acre property in Scarsdale, is composed of numerous elements that collectively create an enchanting journey through a lush, beautiful and functional garden. The estate’s design incorporates a driveway, motor court, great lawn, swimming pool & summer garden, stone stairs, cryptomeria circle, woodland areas, ravine, stumpery, white garden, paddock, meadow & turn out pasture, orangery & tennis court, and rill & pond.   more photos

Hillside Haven
Photo courtesy Renee Byers

Saturday, June 7, 10:00am to 12:00pm | Bronxville

Hillside Haven
Renee Byers, Renee Byers Landscape Architect PC

This remarkable, late 19th century Shingle home is the center of a multi-level garden sanctuary nestled among stunning bedrock outcrops and mature trees. Despite the precipitously sloping site, a series of elegant, family friendly garden rooms are seamlessly connected and lushly planted. An exquisite stone fireplace warms the main terrace, and sculptural plant masses wrap winding staircases and stone walls. more photos

Manhattan Courtyards and Rooftops
Photo courtesy HMWhite

Saturday, June 14, 10:00am to 12:00pm | Manhattan

Iconic Manhattan Courtyard and Rooftop
Hank White of HMWhite

Two New York Landscapes, inside and out: Created as a serene homage to the Hudson River Valley woodland landscape, the New York Times Building Lobby Garden, which provides a welcoming escape from the hectic city environment, was designed in collaboration with Vancouver, BC-based landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander. The mature grove of native Paper Birch on an undulating woodland Sedge floor contrasts with its steel and glass surroundings, while the minimalist design complements the building’s design.  State-of-the-art 3D computer simulated microclimate analysis helped determine the environmental growing conditions. And at MIMA, two gardens terraces totaling 13,500 SF on the third floor of a sixty-story mid-town residential building offer diverse and spacious exterior social spaces that function as the new “town green.” Columnar Hornbeam groves and abstracted meadow landforms are the unifying design elements for the various open spaces and pathways.  A central sloping lawn reflects an interior pool and is flanked by elevated sunning decks that transform into an outdoor movie theater and evening event space. more photos

New York, NY 10001
United States