July 29, 2010

Saint Luke in the Fields gardens

We introduced you to the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields gardens in our post about two Centenarian Acer saccharinum (silver maple) trees.  Saint Luke is an Episcopal Church in the West Village neighborhood of NYC. The church has six gardens, one of which is the North Garden which has the very old silver maples. The other five gardens are: Barrow Street Garden (no. 1), the Contemplation Corner (no. 2), South Lawn (no. 3), the Allée (no. 4), and Rectory Garden (no. 5).

Barrow Street Garden


the Contemplation Corner 
I found the Barrow Street Garden to be a more contemplative space than the Contemplation Corner. The benches in the main garden are setback enough to provide refuge and privacy. On the other hand, the benches are close enough to paths and have sight lines to other benches, other parts of the garden, and to the entrance gate to provide prospect.

South Lawn

Unfortunately, we were unable to obtain good photographs of the Allée and Rectory Garden.  If you are in the area, visit the gardens.  The church address is 487 Hudson Street, NYC, 10014.

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