where in the world is garden fool? that question is answered as part of the garden bloggers' geography project, begun by jodi of bloomingwriter. what a great idea, jodi!gf's approximate location is shown on this historic 19th century map of new york city with a 30 mile radius... gf is just north of the city in usda zone 6b near the mighty hudson. our river town has a complicated revolutionary war history, which is re-enacted every 5 years or so. our town has emerged from its industrial beginnings to become mostly a commuter town of about 8000 people. located on the eastern seaboard, new york city is famous world-wide, and can be seen from a river promontory in our town, below. from this spot you can see the george washington bridge and the tall, pointy building in the far distance, which is the empire state building. town residents were able to see the twin towers burning from this spot on 9/11/2001 (there is a memorial, but too depressing to post.) of course, new york city is also famous for times square, the statue of liberty, rockefeller center and other sites too numerous to name. but closer to gf are some incredible gardens to visit, including my favorite, wave hill. wave hill is a 28 acre public garden in the bronx, with views of the hudson river, and has my favorite alpine tufa collection, as well as incredible gardens of many types.