It is a great party in a beautiful setting. If one is open to beauty there is no better place to find it than in the garden. Unlike the design world, which for the most part is static and unchanging, much of the magic in a garden comes from transition, and early spring at NYBG is a time of great anticipation, spring buds are popping and the whole summer lays ahead.
A few celebrities were in attendance including Martha Stewart and Sigorney Weaver, which is always fun, but the stars of the garden were the plants. The plant sale is a feeding frenzy, with NYBG patrons snapping up all of the fine specimen plants to benefit the Garden. Almost everything was gone before I arrived, but we somehow managed to invest in six new blueberry bushes.
We also took a walk through the new Azalea Garden.
We ran into our friend Tony Bielaczyc, the Deputy Garden Editor at Martha Stewart Magazine and host of Homegrown on Sirius radio (on left), with Kristin Schleiter, the Curator of Outdoor Gardens, and Tony's partner Kevin.
Gregory Long, the NYBG President, and John.
In addition to the plant sale, the Antiques Garden Furniture Show which is on this weekend is open for a preview at the party. My favorite piece was this rusty fountain head from R.T. Facts in Kent CT.