Synopsis: Verdant oasis at the heart of the City, the New York Botanical Garden has something for everyone, connecting ecology, landscape and botany. Established in 1891, its 250-acre grounds comprise gardens created by leading garden designers over time, from Beatrix Farrand to Piet Oudolf.
Start Time: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 4:00 PM
End Time: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5:15 PM
Location: Off-Campus Location/S
Campus: Off Campus
Room: See our website for online access instructions
City, State, Country: Newark, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Speaker: Andrew Choptiany, Carmody Groarke
Sponsor: Department of Landscape Architecture
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: Gail McKenzie
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (848) 932-9311
Additional Information: One of the world’s largest plant research centers and landmark cultural institutions, the Garden brings together botanists, environmental researchers, landscape architects and artists, offering access to unique historical collections in the Library and Herbarium. A myriad of programs organized by the Education Department and Humanities Institute are available online to learn more about botany and landscape design, or discuss topics relevant to today’s rapid changes in climate and society. Vanessa Bezemer Sellers, PhD., Director of the Humanities Institute of the New York Botanical Garden, is a landscape- and cultural historian, who lectures extensively in the United States and abroad and conducts research in environmental humanities, the history of science, garden design, botanical arts and related topics.
Susan Cohen, FASLA, was new to Connecticut and was married with two boys when she first heard the term “landscape architect” and knew that that was what she wanted to become. Following the suggestion of Ed Bye, she completed a certificate program at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) and earned a degree from the City College of New York. She has since practiced landscape architecture, lectured on landscape history and design, and taught at both City College and the NYBG.