By Elizabeth ChiuThe New York TimesDecember 8, 2018At the heart of Hudson Gardens, a sprawling landscaped garden in New York City, is a $5.9 million glass and steel-framed building with a sweeping facade that looks out over a sprawling park.
The garden, on the far side of the building, offers lush green lawns and a pond filled with colorful plants.
Its interior, however, is largely bare, save for a few stone benches, and it is one of only a handful of buildings in New Jersey with such a large outdoor patio that can be used for weddings and parties.
The patio is located on a grassy hill that rises about three stories above ground level, and is open to the public from the weekends to late summer, although it is not open to guests who arrive from outside the park.
“It’s one of the most iconic buildings in the world,” said Chris Burt, the director of the Garden Center at the Hudson Valley Community College, which opened in 2009.
The Garden Center, which has been open for more than two decades, has hosted weddings and celebrations in its lobby and is now one of five large buildings in Hudson Gardens with a patio, a landscaped courtyard and a bar.
The other five buildings are at the former New Jersey State Penitentiary in Newark and in the Garden City, a former steel factory that is now part of a mixed-use development.
The former Penitentiaries are now owned by a group of investors and the Garden Centers are managed by a consortium led by The Burt Group, which also owns the Garden Plaza, which offers a large garden and an outdoor courtyard, as well as a restaurant and retail.
The Bureaus say they have received hundreds of inquiries from prospective guests about weddings and family gatherings.
They also have been approached by potential guests who want to host weddings in the park or to host a family event in the nearby Hudson River Park, a 1,100-acre waterfront park that is also a popular destination for weddings.
“People are coming to our garden to have a celebration, and they want to have the same kind of environment they want for their weddings and other family functions,” said Michael C. Pescatore, the executive director of The Burden Group.
“We see a lot of opportunities here, both as guests and as employees, to make this a world of possibility for them.”
A small group of architects has been working on the project for the past year, and a group led by Pescataros has been planning the interior of the park for the last six months.
The design is based on a model used in California, where people have been creating parks and gardens for centuries.
“There is a lot that is new about this project, but there are still many elements that are familiar,” said Jonathan F. Fidler, a landscape architect who was involved in the project.
“This is an opportunity for a new generation to see what they can achieve with the same principles and sensibilities.”
The garden’s exterior is inspired by a garden on the island of St. Croix, in the Bay of Fundy, which is one reason the Gardeners decided to go with glass instead of marble, which can be difficult to maintain.
In the design, the garden is made up of several layers of trees and shrubs, with the outer layer of glass that sits on the outer side of a glass-walled structure.
“It has this really organic feel to it,” Pescatos said.
“You’re surrounded by this wonderful landscape.
There’s no big construction.
It just sits there and is beautiful.”
A few of the trees in the garden are part of the Hudson River Garden Program, which helps build and maintain the park in addition to providing financial support for the GardenCenter.
It is part of an ongoing effort by the Garden and Garden Center to create a network of parks in the New Jersey state parks system that includes the Garden at New Brunswick, in Newark, as a destination for families and small events.
It also includes a garden in the Green Hills, which was built for the first time in 2012 and is one step along the way to becoming the first New Jersey park that can accommodate large events.
“I think it’s great that we can have a small, organic, community-oriented garden like this,” said Burt.
The park also has a small but growing collection of plants, including some of the rare native plants that are native to the Garden.
Some of the plants have been transplanted into the Garden from outside New Jersey.
“One of the biggest challenges we’ve faced is the number of native plants we can’t get into the park,” said Fidlers.
“The Garden at Newark has been growing so quickly.
They’ve been very accommodating.
It’s not like we’ve had to start all over.”
Garden at Brunswick is located at the end of the Long Branch Bridge, which spans the Hudson in Newark.
The bridge carries more than