The Vanderbilt Estate in Hyde Park is an early nineteenth century Picturesque estate redesigned in an Italian manner when it was bought by the Vanderbilts and a good example of a rich man's estate. The original garden was designed in the early 1800s by the Belgian garden architect Andre Parmentier, when the estate belonged to Dr. David Hosack. Frederick Vanderbilt bought the estate in 1895 and added the rose garden, pools and statuary and
greenhouses. The Italian Gardens are in three parts: the annual garden, the perennial garden, and the rose garden. The cherry tree walk and the pool garden
were restored in 1986. The mansion was designed by McKim, Mead and White. It has views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains.