Restoration of J. Pierpont Morgan's Library: Garden Development

We look forward to welcoming you to our new garden this summer. As part of the second phase of a $12.6 million restoration project, this new outdoor space will add a new layer to our campus. It will enable visitors to experience the jewel of our campus—J. Pierpont Morgan’s library—from a different view. Acclaimed British landscape designer Todd Longstaffe-Gowan was selected to create the garden—the designer’s first project in the United States. Over the past several years, the designer has been developing plans that invite the public into the site for the first time in the institution’s history while enhancing the building. While there are no known plans for a garden in front of the historic library, Longstaffe-Gowan developed a project that emerges from the history of our campus, fusing a European sensibility with inspiration from the building’s architecture.