The New York Botanical Garden just opened a new 3.5 acre native plant garden, and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden will unveil an expansion of its Native Flora Garden next month.
Check out this recent post at Gardenista for lots of photos and a gardener's opinion of the new garden, designed by Sheila Brady of Oehme, van Sweden. As you might expect from this iconic firm that popularized the "New American Garden Style" in the 1970's, NYBG's native garden appears thickly planted with plenty of grasses.
The Gardenista commentator writes "I'm happy to report that this new garden with its wet and dry meadows, woodland area, and dramatic water features can easily hold its own with any of the more formal, conventional gardens at NYBG."
Last spring, I went to New York to walk the High Line...sounds like it's time to go back to see these two new gardens....
Thanks to photographer Jeanne Rostaing and Gardenista for the photo...see and read more here: