On land purchased from the Siwanoy tribe in 1654, Robert Bartow built the last of many mansions in the then-bucolic neighborhood of Pelham Bay. Grand staircases, Empire furniture and a conservatory shaded with fruit trees are the highlights of this New York City landmark.
Battery Park City Parks Conservancy is a non-profit organization that oversees the maintenance of 36 acres of parkland in Lower Manhattan.
Founded in 1910, the garden spans 52 acres and contains more than 12,000 living plant varieties from all over the world. These are arranged in taxonomic displays as well as in formal and informal gardens.
A menagerie of resident animals and a permanent collection of more than 20,000 natural science objects and cultural artifacts enliven exhibits and presentations at the Brooklyn Children's Museum.
The most frequented urban park in the nation attracts more than 20 million visitors annually. Built between 1858 and 1873, it occupies 6 percent of Manhattan's land area, or 843 acres. At 2.5 miles long and a half mile wide, it is the largest work of art in New York City.
The Conservatory Garden was commissioned in 1934 by Parks Commissioner Robert Moses. Nowhere else in Manhattan is there such a varied and wide collection of blooming plants‚ thousands of flowering trees and shrubs, annuals and perennials‚ from the rarest of old roses to common wildflowers.
Christian Duvernois Gallery exhibits works that explore both landscape and environmental themes through a variety of visual media, such as painting, sculpture, photography and multimedia pieces. The Gallery represents a select group of international contemporary artists whose work creates a dialogue that explores divergent ideologies of place and nature. Along with a quarterly rotation of exhibited pieces, there are also limited editions of artists’ decorative garden elements.
As a member of the American Alliance of Museums, The Hebrew Home at Riverdale is committed to publicly exhibiting its art collection throughout its campus, including a sculpture garden overlooking the Hudson River. The Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection provide cultural programming for HHAR residents, their families and the public from throughout NYC and visitors from elsewhere. The Home is a nonprofit, non-sectarian organization serving more than 11,000 elderly persons.
Kids of all ages can explore habitats, uncover plant mysteries, and learn about garden wildlife at fun, hands-on exhibits throughout the garden. The new Discovery Garden includes meadow, marsh, and woodland habitats to explore, as well as a four-season garden and a fruit and vegetable garden.