The Not-So-Secret Gardens

One Manhattan Square, New York City

Here at Knightsbridge Park, we love a good bit of landscape architecture; for this week’s blog, we want to highlight a few of our favorite horticultural amenities from properties in our portfolio.

Conceived by renowned landscape architects, these green spaces range in size from tasteful decorative plantings to vast private gardens, and they all breathe life into their surroundings.

Let’s start in New York City, a landscape not exactly known for its verdant greenery, where landscape architects at West 8 have carved out an acre of private garden on the southern tip of Manhattan around One Manhattan Square.

Designed as an “antidote to the built environment of the city,” the garden at One Manhattan Square features a variety of planted areas and structures, ranging from the peaceful Sumac Meander to the Tea Pavilion and Wi-Fi-equipped tree house, all of which look out on the nearby East River.

In a time where sheltering in place confines residents to their homes, West 8’s garden has kept One Manhattan Square in touch with the natural world.

Moving south, our next project is the fashionable Missoni Baia tower going up on the shores of Miami’s Biscayne Bay, which features a suite of resort-caliber amenities decked out with dense native foliage by Enea Garden Design.

The Swiss landscape architect brought decades of private garden design to bear when envisioning his plantings around the sleek Missoni Baia skyscraper, a 57-story edifice designed by Asymptote Architecture with interiors by Paris Forino, all of which are being overseen personally by the Missoni family.

Enea’s contribution calls for the building’s amenities to be dotted with local foliage, bringing a natural touch without overwhelming the Missoni aesthetic, and careful attention has been paid to preserving sightlines looking out over nearby Biscayne Bay.

Back in the Northeast, award-winning landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh has been tapped to bring a 5,000-square-foot private park to life at One Dalton, the collection of private residences atop Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.

Van Valkenburgh has worked on high-profile projects around the country and brought his unique brand of socially conscious design to the expansive park deep inside Boston’s urban core.

Up and down the East Coast (and farther afield), Knightsbridge Park has the privilege of representing buildings with some of the finest landscape architecture and green spaces in the country.

So, get in touch with the Knightsbridge Park team and make sure your property puts its best foot forward in the digital space.