The spring season at The New York Botanical Garden will kick
off on Thursday,
April 24, 2014 with
the Antique Garden Furniture Fair Preview Party. Named the
'Best in America' by the experts and long held as the most
renowned stage for authentic garden antiques and rarities,
the annual Fair, which in recent years also featured
contemporary offerings, returns to its roots with a central
theme of 'Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room',
showcasing fascinating antique furnishings and objects, an
expansive collection of ornament, decorative art, and
timeless furniture for the home and garden.
This year's Preview Party Chairmen are Michael
Coleman P. Burke, Barbara
Cirkva Schumacher, Mish
Tworkowski, and Bunny
Williams. The Preview Party Designer Chairmen are Sheila
Ridder Pennoyer, Emma
Jane Pilkington, and Robert
Rufino. The Chairmen's Committee consists of Mrs.
Timothy M. George, S.
Christopher Meigher III, Amy
Todd Middleton, Mrs.
George B. Moore, Mario
Reynolds, and Howard
S. Slatkin. The Collectors? Plant Sale Chairmen are Peter
R. McQuillan, Marjorie
G. Rosen, Joseph
Singer, and Carmen
M. Thain. The event is underwritten in part by Adam
R. Rose and Peter
R. McQuillan. Additional support has been provided by Mish
New York and Mr.
and Mrs. Coleman P. Burke.
The Preview Party will take place in the Conservatory Tent,
where over 30 of the country's leading antique dealers will
display their finest antique garden furniture and
accessories for sale. In addition, guests will have the
opportunity to purchase unique botanical treasures at the
Collectors' Plant Sale as well as bid on one-of-a-kind
plants, outdoor furniture, garden ornaments, and other
exclusive items at the Silent Auction.
All proceeds from the Antique Garden Furniture Fair Preview
Party & Collectors' Plant Sale directly support the work of
the curators and gardeners who are responsible for making
The New York Botanical Garden one of the most important
horticultural showplaces in the world.