Nature into Art

The Gardens of Wave Hill

Nature into Art

By:  Christopher, Thomas
Ngo, Ngoc Minh

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8.5 X 11.0 in
288 pg

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

"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


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.