The Jay Estate, boyhood home of US Founding Father John Jay, is a 23-acre estate currently operated by the Jay Heritage Center (JHC). It is a National Historic Landmark owned by New York State Parks and Westchester County Parks.
Notable landscape architecture firm Nelson Byrd Woltz was tasked with the restoration of a 3-acre garden, as part of the estate’s greater evolution from farmstead to country estate to public park. The design of the garden will serve to activate new programs and experiences at the JHC and facilitate its growth as a vibrant educational campus, and host to innovative programs in American history, social justice, architecture, environmental stewardship and landscape conservation. The gardens will not be restored to the reflect one particular era but will instead reveal the influence of a series of landscape ideas and uses from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. More info from the architect's website.