May 4, 2010

Join me for a Private Tour of the New York Botanical Garden!

Last Thursday, following my book signing at Costco in Norwalk, Connecticut, I traveled back to New York City to tour the New York Botanical Garden, (NYBG) located in the Bronx.  Upon arrival, my group and I were met by Todd Forrest – Vice-president for Horticulture and Living Collections and Kristin Schleiter – Manager of Outdoor Gardens and Herbaceous Plants.  Our first stop was the spectacular Enid A. Haupt Conservatory to see “Emily Dickinson’s Garden:  The Poetry of Flowers.” A native of Amherst, Massachusetts, Emily Dickenson was as much an avid horticulturist as she was a poet.  NYBG has in interest in 19th-century figures whose gardens were important to their thinking.  After leaving the conservatory and this very colorful exhibit, there was much more to see.  Please enjoy this little tour of NYBG, one of my favorite places in New York City.