Public Spaces and Gardens
James Hester Garden
Dr. James Hester’s garden, in Princeton, New Jersey, was the subject of Julie Semel’s in 1989. Dr. Hester was, at differing points in his career, president of New York University (1962-1975), president of the New York Botanical Society (1980-1989), as well as president of the Guggenheim Foundation (1989-2004). The images Semel took of the Hester property show a well manicured space with evergreen gardens with Japanese styling, including a tranquil pond. Dr. Hester’s Tudor home also has an interesting history: Woodrow Wilson once resided there when he was the governor of New Jersey, from 1911 to 1913.