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.
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.
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!