Gardens of the Nations

A Guide book

The following document went on sale when the Gardens of the Nations at the Rockefeller Center were opened to the public on 16 April 1935.

It contains black and white images and detailed information of all of the gardens that Ralph constructed, including images from the International Rock Garden;  The American Garden; the Bird Sanctuary; the Modern Garden and from the Horticultural Halls on the eleventh floor.

A guide to the Gardens of the Nations - Part one (1.6MB)

A guide to the Gardens of the Nations - Part two (1.3MB)


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The English Garden featured prominently in Hancock's design.  A brief history of the garden and its eventual decline can be found here.  (450k)