Posts Tagged ‘Gramercy Park’

After finishing a client appointment this evening I passed 80 Irving place and had to stop for some pictures. Anchoring the corner of 19th Street and Irving Place, this 1920’s home (gorgeous in its own right) is completely covered in Boston Ivy.

Not LEED certified, but equally as green

With Ginko biloba street trees, Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf Hydrangea) foundation plantings and Hedera Helix (English Ivy) topiaries on the second floor balcony, they seem to be doing everything right.

The Ornate Iron Work and Green Entry at 80 Irvin Place

Perhaps it’s the enchanting location near Gramercy Park, or maybe the classic architecture of this magnificent Brownstone, but never has such a simple palette of plants looked so good. Though this building is not LEED certified, I would argue that it is equally as green.

English Ivy Topiaries Grace the 2nd Floor Iron Balconies

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Gramercy Park is one of those beautiful areas of Manhattan that remains mostly unchanged. Lined with historic buildings from bygone eras, the charm and peace one feels while strolling around this block is unforgettable. Bulbs and spring flowers line the sidewalks and planting beds inside this stunning private park. Only residents on the park who pay an annual fee are granted access to enjoy this jewel of a garden. Here are a few shots snapped from the street. The design is simple and consists of central lawns and gravel paths with Boxwood hedges and seasonal flower beds.

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