Green-Wood will present a four-part lecture series titled, “The Big Picture: Cemetery as Cultural Landscape” which will feature some of the most visionary designers and garden managers in the business of landscape design today. The series, which investigates the past and future of this National Historic Landmark’s bucolic landscape, is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Tickets are sold for each event individually.
Managing the Designed Landscape: Curating Collections in a Time of Environmental Change with Todd Forrest, Melanie Sifton and Joseph Charap
Moderator: Art Presson
Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
How do stewards of botanical gardens and arboreta manage the design projects within their grounds? What happens when landscape design conflicts with and curatorial goals, such as expanding diversity, and increasing specific species or classes of plants? What impact does climate change have on an institution’s plant collection and the plants selected for new projects? Join us for a lively discussion of these questions and more with Todd Forrest of New York Botanical Garden, Melanie Sifton of Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Green-Wood’s Director of Horticulture, Joseph Charap. Our moderator, Art Presson, is Vice President of Design and Landscape here at Green-Wood.
For other dates, times, and topics in the series, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents
Reservations are recommended. To make an online reservation or to find out more information, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.