Washington Park Troy , New York


Forest gardening is the world’s oldest form  of gardening, and dates back to 10,000 BC! Enough history. .. . This lovely garden is  in the center of the block on which I live. As you can see from the sign, it is quite unique, joining Gramercy Park in New York City as the only two  private parks in the state.  Residents have keys to access the garden , but it is rarely used. Maybe because of  the restrictions of no pets, or ball playing , but you can sit and read on a bench under the sprawling shade trees.  Image

I particularly like the Victorian wrought iron fence that is prominent both around the park and the surrounding townhouses. vfiles35046


This is the scene just outside our front door.  I walk around the park which is a quarter of a mile.  As you can notice  in the picture, one of the four streets  is  paved in the original cobblestone.


Now for a two hour trip south on the Hudson River to New York and Gramercy Park.  Here you see the the same use of iron railings, and a larger area with walkways and benches…but still no people! janes_walk_gramercy_park


The setting is similar to Troy’s with the  garden as the  focal point for the townhouses  built around it. Savannah, Georgia has  similar town planning with central “squares”  throughout the city.


These ornamental gardens are not modern “hands on” parks but are to be enjoyed more formally from a distance, though the pigeons don’t seem to have gotten the memo!

Namaste. . . . .  This is New York!

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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15 Responses to Washington Park Troy , New York

  1. Amresh Kumar says:

    wow !! interesting Blog and beautiful Images 🙂


    • annetbell says:

      Well, thank you for liking my first New York blog. I am going to include some tales from my home as well as continue with the wonderful experiences I had in India. What an absolutely wonderful country India is! . . . . . Namaste . . . .Anne


  2. Hi there! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!


    • annetbell says:

      This comment made me laugh! Thank you for your kind words. I hope your roommate has some happy memories from my post! Thanks for taking time to read, write me and sending it on to your friend!
      Nameste. . . . . .Anne


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