1 The NYBG's Collectors' Plant Sale and Antique Garden Furniture Fair were held just beyond the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the nation's largest Victorian glasshouse. The Palm Court, with its spectacular 90-foot dome and dramatic reflecting pool, is often used for receptions and other gatherings.
2 This year's theme was "bee-inspired", so guests walked down a black and yellow walkway on Conservatory Plaza to the event's main entrance.
3 Guests were then greeted by a swarm of yellow-jacketed
valets - all part of the theme celebrating the garden's most important pollinator, the honeybee.
4 This is Echium wildpretii, a Canary Islands native. Echium wildpretii is a species of flowering plant in the family Boraginaceae. It is an herbaceous biennial plant that grows up to 10-feet tall.
5 One of the first items I saw were these rustic planters made of wooden tree branches.
6 The Collectors' Plant Sale attracted many buyers and a flurry of activity before the Antique Garden Furniture Fair opened.
7 Elle Decor editor-in-chief, Michael Boodro, was the Honorary Chairman of the Benefit Preview Party, and Ken Fulk served as Designer Chairman of the Antique Garden Furniture Fair. For this snapshot, they sat on Salterini Peacock Chairs from antiques dealer, Joan Bogart.
8 And above them, a tall, beautiful arrangement of flowers in orange, green and shades of peach.
9 I admired this huge cast iron urn - look how pretty it is holding the collection of plants and flowers.
10 This is another monumental antique planter - this one made from stone and exhibited for sale by James and Judith Milne At Home Antiques. http://milneinc.com
11 James and Judith Milne had several giant planters - all of them were so tempting.
12 Here is one of a pair of circa 1950 aggregate stone planters from James and Judith Milne.
14 Jeffrey Henkel Antiques + Design in Pennington, New Jersey, offers many sculptural elements and antique garden objects, such as this interesting bird bath. http://www.jeffreyhenkel.com
15 This stone planter is from Finnigan Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. Finnigan Gallery offers a variety of 18th, 19th and early 20th century garden antiques, architectural elements, bold and unusual lighting as well as eclectic furniture and accessories from both Europe and America.
17 Here is a pair of large antique planters from Village Braider Antiques in Plymouth, Massachusetts - a family owned business that's been selling antique elements for more than 35-years.
18 This large planter is from Schorr and Dobinsky in East Hampton, New York, which specializes in French, Belgian, and Italian furniture, lighting, and accessories. http://www.schorranddobinsky.com
19 Here's an elegant and beautiful mid 20th century cast stone eagle statue from Blithewold Home in nearby Mt. Kisco, New York.
20 Blithewold Home offered several patriotic design elements during this show.
21 Multiples of a kind are very useful in decorating and were actually available in several booths this year. It's always surprise to find sets of four or more of anything. This is the booth of Balsamo Antiques in Pine Plains, New York. http://www.balsamoantiques.com/
22 Cottage+Camp of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania displayed many one-of-a-kind, casual and whimsical pieces.
23 These botanical prints were provided by Firehouse Antiques, Galena, Maryland.
25 Bob Withington also had a very handsome stone eagle displayed in his booth.
26 Barbara Israel sells an impressive array of garden antiques and period ornaments from Europe, America, and Asia from a mid-19th century farmhouse in Katonah, New York. I love seeing her offerings. http://www.bi-gardenantiques.com
27 These antique garden chairs are from Aileen Minor Antiques in Centreville, Maryland. They look almost "Bedford Grey". http://amgardenantiques.com
28 New England Garden Ornaments in Sudbury, Massachusetts is the largest garden ornaments source in the northeast. It has more than six-thousand square feet of showroom space and an additional quarter acre of outdoor display area for their collections of garden antiques artisanal reproductions. http://www.negarden.com/
30 Hamptons Antiques Galleries also had these handsome planters.
31 Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc. of White Plains, New York had this very pretty collection of botanical plates. http://www.vandekar.com
32 These botanical prints are from Arader Galleries in New York and Philadelphia. Arader specializes in antique prints, paintings, rare globes, maps and books. http://www.aradergalleries.com
33 And this is from Ken Fulk - a moss covered, faux bois garden shelf. There was so much to see at the NYBG Antique Garden Furniture Fair. http://kenfulk.com