'Private Gardens of the Hudson Valley' surveys the majestic landscape that borders the Hudson River, an area rich in history and unique garden designs. The scenery, which encompasses riverfront meadows, craggy hills, and long open valleys, is inherently dramatic. Twenty-six private gardens are presented here, chosen to establish a sense of place and to convey the romance of the landscape. John Hall's photographs give a privileged view of the life within, while Jane Garmey's warm and engaging narrative traces the development of the gardens and the great pleasure their owners take in nurturing them.
Jane Garmey is a noted garden writer and contributor to 1stdibs, World of Interiors, Elle Decor, and the New York Times. Born in England, she lives in New York and Norfolk, Connecticut. She and John M. Hall are the authors of Private Gardens of Connecticut (Monacelli 2010). John M. Hall is a well-known garden and interiors photographer based in New York. He has worked with many landscape architects and garden writers, including Page Dickey and Edwina von Gal, and with Richard Jenrette on Adventures with Old Houses.