Nature into Art

The Gardens of Wave Hill

Nature into Art

By:  Thomas Christopher
Ngoc Minh Ngo

9781604698510
Product ID:  689851
$58.00 Hardback
 2019/09/17
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2019/09/17
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8.5 X 11.0 in
288 pg



GARDENING / Garden Design
GARDENING / Essays & Narratives
HOUSE & HOME / Outdoor & Recreational Areas

“A private tour of Wave Hill… the history, design principles, and plants…and how they change through the seasons.” —Better Homes and Gardens

"A thorough and fascinating history of an amazing garden. Nature Into Art treats us with an informative and inspiring story of excellence, variety, and perseverance." —Martha Stewart, author, entrepreneur, founder Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

“Like Wave Hill itself, these pages make an indelible impression—wildly intimate, possibility-laden, provocative—leaving me wide awake and hungry for a visit.” —Margaret Roach,  author of A Way to Garden

“Ever since I moved to New York City 30 years ago, I’ve thought of Wave Hill as my own private garden. But I don’t mind sharing. It’s a horticultural escape for concrete-weary city folk in all weather, and Ngoc Minh Ngo’s poetic photographs capture the passing seasons beautifully." —Stephen Orr, author and editor

"By marrying plantsmanship, artistry, and human comradery, this iconic garden has led the way, earning its place in gardening history and inspiring many to be creative and bold." —Fergus Garrett, head gardener, Great Dixter House and Gardens

“Ngoc Minh Ngo’s fulsome color photographs illustrate the thought processes of the garden’s designers, and Christopher bestows specificity to the plants depicted. Gives this remarkable garden in the Bronx its full due.” Booklist

“A top gardening book of the year…fabulously illustrated.” The Times

“Spectacular… an engaging story… this book is a testament to the beauty of one of the best public gardens in our great state and country.” —The Bronx Traveler Blog

“Enjoy the best of the gardens in this comprehensive new book.” —Garden Design Online

“This is a glorious tribute to a stunning public garden in the Bronx. The 288-page hardback book is a work of artistry and love, and it is so much more.” —The Oregonian

Nature into Art explores different areas of the gardens, with helpful information about the plants, techniques and design choices that define this remarkable garden.” —NYC’s City Guide

“Both fascinating and useful to those gardeners who enjoy experimenting with plants and design.” Horticulture

“A photographic bouquet…its own gateway into Wave Hill.” —The Riverdale Press


Wave Hill is an iconic public garden located in the Bronx. In this lushly-illustrated, inspirational guide, gardeners will discover the plants and designs that define the garden and learn how to recreate the aesthetic sensibilities at home.

Thomas Christopher is the author of more than a dozen gardening books. He has written for The New York Times, The Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, and Horticulture Magazine, as well as serving as a columnist for House & Garden and a contributing editor at Martha Stewart Living.


Ngoc Minh Ngo, the author and photographer of Bringing Nature Home, is a self-taught photographer whose work explores the intrinsic beauty of plants and nature. Her images have been published in international publications such as T Magazine, House & Garden UK, Martha Stewart Living, and Garden Design.