City Green: Public Gardens of New York, book signing and publication.

Mick Hales signing books with Jane Garmey
Mick Hales with Jane Garmey signing the newly published book, City Green: Public Gardens of New York.

After one and half seasons of photography, City Green: Public Gardens of New York, has finally been published by Monacelli Press. Written by Jane Garmey and photographed by Mick Hales the book highlights some of the wonderful public gardens in the New York area. The green spaces to those living or visiting the NYC area are such a resource, from the pocket parks like Paley Park, to the full blown internationally respected Botanical Gardens in the Bronx and Brooklyn, New York has a wonderful diverse wealth of gardens.

City Green photographed by Mick Hales
The book City Green Public Gardens of New York, published by Monacelli Press, written by Jane Garmey and Photographed by Mick Hales.

One of the great moments are when the blue bells are in full bloom in the Brooklyn Botanic gardens.

Blue bells fill the woodlands at the Brooklyn Botanic gardens.
Blue bells fill the woodlands at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. One of the rich moments in gardens around New York.

As a garden photographer, timing is essential, to be on location at the right time for the garden and for the daylight can cause exciting travel moments. I remember one shoot I did for House and Garden Magazine of the Tea House at Marble House in Newport, I drove like crazy to arrive before the sun rise, but it was worth it as the Tea House and Marble House were lit with the warm first light.  Sometimes you have to make the most of what ever weather a particular day offers, because the travel to get to a garden involves complicated schedules.

John Rosselli and Bunny Williams were kind enough to host the signing at the John Rosselli Antiques show room, March 20th 2018. Even though there was another North Easter coming into the city that evening, all the books on hand sold out. Be sure to get your own copy of the book so you can find a nice garden the next time you have time in NY city.


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