David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary

3 November 2011

Hulaween, Horticulture, and Hostessi

Last week at the Metropolitan Club, over 300 horticultural enthusiasts attended The Horticultural Society of New York's Annual Fall Luncheon.

Elizabeth Barlow Rogers,
President of the Foundation for Landscape Studies and author of her recent book, Writing the Garden: A Literary Conversation Across Two Centuries, received the prestigious Barbara A. Margolis Award, and signed copies of her book. The two recipients of The Horticultural Society of New York's Award of Excellence were Thomas Woltz and Ethne Clarke.

Thomas Woltz is the principal and co-owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects. Mr. Woltz has led designs of a broad range of public and private projects in the United States and abroad, including The Peggy Guggenheim Sculpture Garden in Venice, Italy. 

Ethne Clarke, Editor in Chief of Organic Gardening, is an internationally recognized garden journalist, lecturer and author of a number of best-selling books on practical gardening design and landscape history.

Honorary Chairs: Sharon Casdin, Chris Giftos, Mrs. James B. Gubelmann, Mrs. Niels W. Johnsen, Mary S. Phipps, Elizabeth Scholtz.

Event Chairs: CeCe Black, Marianne Engle, Andrea Henderson, Fahnestock, Kamie Lightburn, Janet Mavec, Frances Schultz, Sheila Stephenson, Mary Van Pelt.

Event Vice Chairs: Cetie Nippert Ames, Sharen Benenson, T. Paige Betz, Suzette de Marigny Smith, Nina Griscom, D. Brooke Harlow, Margo M. Langenberg, Ursula Lowerre, Mitzi Perdue, Mrs. John R. Robinson, Elizabeth F. Stribling, Barbara Tober.

The Horticultural Society of New York's mission is to sustain the vital connection between people and plants. Their social service and public programs educate and inspire, growing a broad community that values horticulture for the many benefits it brings to our environment, our neighborhoods, and our lives. 


Melissa Morris and Alison Minton