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Antique Garden Furniture Show Preview Party


Gregory Long, president of NYBG with Lady Salisbury.

On April 26, The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) hosted its fifteenth annual Antique Garden Furniture Show Preview Party & Collector's Plant Sale. The finest antique fountains, urns, statues, bird cages, benches, botanical prints, and rare gardening books were displayed by 35 leading garden antique dealers from around the country.

This year's Guest of Honor was the renowned horticulturist The Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury. Lady Salisbury designed an auricular theater to be set amidst the herbs and flowers in the Nancy Bryan Luce Herb Garden.

The Preview Party chairmen were Mrs. Coleman P. Burke, Mrs. Stephen Graham, Mrs. George B. Moore, Barbara Cirkva Schumacher, Howard Slatkin, and Mish Tworkowski. The Antique Garden Furniture Show chairmen were Barbara Israel and Bunny Williams. The Collector's Plant Sale chairmen were James Benenson, Jr., Peter R. McQuillan, Marjorie G. Rosen, and Carmen Thain.


Barbara Israel and Martha Stewart.


Wilson Nolen, chairman of the board of NYBG with his wife.


Mrs. Memrie M. Lewis, Holly Bannister, Mrs. George B. Moore.


Rand Araskog, Julie Kay Araskog, guest, Mrs. John S. Hilson, Howard Slatkin.


Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Burke.


Mr. and Mrs. John A. Thain.


Mish Tworkowski and Associates.


Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Rosen.


Peter Jones and Charlotte M. Frieze.


Vladimir and Edwina Kanevsky.


Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Goldfrank II.


Peter McQuillan, Marjorie Rosen and Adam Rose.


Mr. and Mrs. James Benenson, Jr.


Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas J. Sakellariadis.


Harry Slatkin and Mrs. Memrie M. Lewis.

Photos: Cutty McGill
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