Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens and The Women Who Designed Them @ NY Botanical Garden

This Garden-wide exhibition celebrates early 20th-century America’s most influential women in landscape architecture and design as well as garden photography. Experience Mrs. Rockefeller’s Garden in the Haupt Conservatory—an exquisite evocation of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine—and through the many exhibition components offered that embrace poetry, music, and photography, discover the innovative work and significant contributions of these women to American history and culture.

Went this weekend and it is worth checking out.  

Mrs. Rockefeller’s Garden (exhibit above, photos via NYBG) was designed by Beatrix Farrand, a well known landscape architect and the niece of novelist Edith Wharton.


More from the New York Botanical Gardens.  Took a long walk by the Bronx River and spotted a beaver and a bunch of giant (well, 3 ft) fish.  Really easy to forget you’re in the city up there. 


M&TC: Frida Friday and the best Frida news ever

Frida Kahlo’s studio and garden will be recreated in New York’s Botanical Garden next year Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life will be the late artist’s first solo show in New York for more than 25 years.

The exhibition will include original paintings by Kahlo which reflect the use of botanical imagery in her work.

Will run from 16 May 2015 to November 2015 !!!



Sure brown is one of the least loved colors but I give it a thumbs up in winter especially in the natural world.  Brown refers to many shades including walnut, chestnut and mahogany, then there is the lovely sounding umber and sepia and artists will know Van Dyck brown.  All conjure up a mental image of something beautiful.  On a recent visit to the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) the browns were out and showing off their stuff