On October 25, The Horticultural Society of New York held its annual event at the Metropolitan Club celebrating the works of The Hort and honoring those that excel in their field. More than 300 friends, supporters, and horticultural enthusiasts were in attendance.
Congratulations to this years Barbara A. Margolis Award recipient, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers. Elizabeth Barlow Rogers is President of the Foundation for Landscape Studies. Previously, she was the president of the Central Park Conservancy where she oversaw the park's restoration and management renewal. And following the publication of her survey Landscape Design: A Cultural and Architectural History, she initiated the curriculum in Garden History and Landscape Studies at the Bard Graduate Center.
This year, two recipients, Ethne Clarke and Thomas Woltz, received The Hort’s Award of Excellence. Ethne Clarke, the Editor in Chief of Organic Gardening, is an internationally recognized garden journalist, lecturer and author of a number of best-selling books on practical gardening design and landscape history. Thomas Woltz is the principal and co-owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects. Woltz has led designs of a wide range of public and private projects in the United States and abroad, including The Peggy Guggenheim Sculpture Garden in Venice, Italy.
For more information about the Horticultural Society of New York please visit www.hsny.org
And everyone walked away with seeds to plant for spring.