Fort Greene Garden Walk
I went exploring the gardens of Fort Greene today. There were so many different styles of garden, each one a world into its own, reflecting its creator's obsessions, aspirations, and idiosyncrasies. There was a tiny classical garden with tall stiff evergreen hedges leading to a sunken hot tub; another was inspired by Hadrian villa, complete with columns forming a small terrace. More contemporary was a green wall inside a big loft. An artist named Edina Tokodi created a work using whited painted wood panels and sedum, which hung on a roof wall. The slickest garden was done by an Australian landscape designer, complete with a Balinese Buddha, birch and espaliered apple trees, a strawberries bed and a large custom-made marble dining table under a pergola. He even had amaryllis blooming in his front window boxes.