2017-2018 Educational Programming
October 2, 2017
Speaker: Jan Johnsen, Johnsen Landscapes
Topic: Fall Gardens and Maintenance
Jan Johnsen is an award-winning instructor at the New York Botanical Gardens and was an adjunct professor at Columbia University. She is a professional landscape designer and a principal of the design/build firm, Johnsen Landscapes & Pools in Westchester, NY.
November 6, 2017
Speaker: Deborah Trickett, The Captured Garden Topic: Arrangements - Planter, Window Box, Live Centerpiece Wreath
Deborah Trickett, owner of The Captured Garden, is an award-winning container garden designer whose work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Garden Gate magazine, New England Home magazine and on the TV show New England Dream Home. She is a
Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist and a frequent
lecturer on container gardening at the Boston Flower and Garrden Show, as well as the Philadelphia International Flower Show.
February 5, 2018
Speaker: Jim Luce, Supervisor of Grounds, Connecticut College
Topic: Techniques for Sugar Maple Tapping, Boiling and Making Maple Syrup
Jim Luce is a valued Associate of the CT College Arboretum and supervisor of grounds at Connecticut College, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the campus landscape. His focus is on creating and maintaining both an aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sound landscape.
March 5, 2018
Speaker: Brian Boom, Vice President for Conservation Strategy, Director of the NYBG Press and Science Outreach, and Bassett Maguire Curator of Botany
Topic: Conservation practices and their utilization at the New York Botanical Gardens
As leader of the Center for Conservation Strategy at the NYBG, Dr. Brian Boom's principal responsibility is to provide executive leadership for this newly created unit. The Center's focus is on those places in the world with conservation challenges for which the Garden is uniquely positioned to make a major impact.
April 2, 2018
Speaker: Stephen Byrns, President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy
Topic: Untermyer Gardens Restoration
In 2011, Stephen Byrns, a New York City architect and horticultural enthusiast, formed the nonprofit Untermyer Gardens Conservancy to bring Untermyer Gardens back to life. In its heyday, Untermyer had been heralded from coast to coast as "America's Most Spectacular Garden".