- 2017 Place Maker and Place Keeper Honorees
- Gold Medal Winner
- A Political Imperative
- Green Metropolis
- Germany's Green Prince
- Afton Villa Book
- 2016 Place Maker / Place Keeper Honorees
- "PhotoPaysage / LandscapeRepresentation" Conference
- Celebration of the Publication of A Natural History of English Gardening 1650-1800 by Mark Laird
- Join Us For Our Annual Awards Luncheon
- Stop Receiving Site/Lines in print?
- 2015 Prize Winners
- A New English Translation of Pueckler-Muskau's Hints on Landscape Gardening!
- Kudos for Board Member Laurie Olin
- Celebrate our 2014 Place Maker and Place Keeper Awardees
- Winners of the 2014 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize
- Laurie Olin's "Sketchbooks of the Mediterranean"
- Registration is now open for the Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. Symposium
- The Other Las Vegas
- Spotlight on Board Members
2017 Place Maker and Place Keeper Honorees
This year we are pleased to honor Molly Chappellet, co-founder of world-renowned Chappellet Winery, as our 2017 Place Maker awardee. Inspired by the agricultural landscape and the natural surroundings of her Pritchard Hill home in the Napa Valley, Molly creates panoramic land art from discarded vineyard materials. Heaps of tangled wire, old grape stakes, rusted irrigation pipes, and straw “waddles” form dramatic sculptures in the middle of the Vineyard Garden. Surrounding her home, massive limbs from a 350-year-old oak accompany enormous boulders, which together with swaths of native and exotic plantings create a uniquely harmonious and healing environment.
We are also delighted that Sofia and Peter Blanchard will accept the 2017 Place Keeper award in recognition of their success in converting Greenwood Gardens, Peter’s twenty-eight-acre family estate and childhood home in Short Hills, New Jersey, into a membership organization open to the public. With preliminary nurturing by the Garden Conservancy, this magnificent landmark property is currently undergoing restoration, and its terraced gardens, meadows, and woodlands, along with the grottoes and teahouses designed in the early twentieth century by William Whetten Renwick, now serve as a haven of tranquility as well as a window on the gracious grandeur of New Jersey’s past.
Do join us on this festive occasion by purchasing a ticket or table for ten here.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
11:30 am until 2:00 pm
The Loeb Central Park Boathouse
East 72nd Street and Park Drive North