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Managing the Designed Landscape: Curating Collections in a Time of Environmental Change

December 7, 2017, 6:30pm8:00pm


A discussion featuring Todd Forrest, Melanie Sifton and Joseph Charap
Moderator: Art Presson

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.

Tickets: $20, $15 for members of Green-Wood or The Brooklyn Historical Society

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