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Nov. 21 2015 through Jan. 18 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017
6–8 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – Early Admission for Benefactors and Patrons

Join the Celebration at the Antique Garden Furniture Fair's Preview Party and Collectors’ Plant Sale










One of the most anticipated events of the spring, The New York Botanical Garden, event leadership, and celebrated Designer Chairman, Bronson van Wyck, will kick off its Antique Garden Furniture Fair: Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room at the Preview Party and Collectors' Plant Sale. He will create a grand floral showpiece as a central display, a theme based on a painting by Edouard Manet, ‘Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe.’ Take part in a special benefit that attracts over 600 stylish guests and enjoy live music, signature cocktails and light fare, and preview the oldest and most beautiful collections of antiques, garden furniture, and architectural artifacts in the country. Named “Best in America” by experts, this spectacular annual show features the nation’s leading garden antique dealers offering unique items of the highest quality and provenance.

The Collectors' Plant Sale will once again present the most incredible rare and exotic plants available. The Preview Party will also offer exclusive items for bid during the Silent Auction. All proceeds from the Preview Party and Collectors' Plant Sale directly support the work of the curators and gardeners who are responsible for making The New York Botanical Garden one of the most important horticultural showplaces in the world.


Please be sure to purchase Preview Party tickets in advance to access the finest decorative pieces and plants the weekend has to offer!







 
 
 

Preview Party Schedule


Thursday, April 28, 2017; 5:30–8 p.m.


5:30 p.m. Early Admission for Benefactors and Patrons, Collectors' Plant Sale, and Silent Auction Opens
6 p.m. General Admission
7:30 p.m. Collectors' Plant Sale and Silent Auction Closes

Leadership


Chairmen


Susan Burke


Katie Ridder Pennoyer


Barbara Cirkva Schumacher


Mish Tworkowski




Honorary Chairmen


Michael Boodro


Barbara Israel




Designer Council


Meg Braff


Victoria Hagan


Brian McCarthy


Alex Papachristidis


Carolyne Roehm


Robert Rufino




Collectors' Plant Sale Chairmen


Peter R. McQuillan


Marjorie G. Rosen


Stephen Scanniello


Joseph Singer


Michael Steinhardt


Carmen M. Thain

Silent Auction Highlights



MISH New York Shopping Experience


Two individual $5,000 gift certificates, each toward the purchase of beautiful fine jewelry from the Mish New York boutique, and a private appointment with designer Mish Tworkowski.

DONATED BY: Mish Tworkowski and Joseph Singer

VALUE: $5,000 each



Ocean House Giveaway


Spend two nights at Ocean House, on the bluffs of Watch Hill, Rhode Island, in the Premiere Signature Suite, The Ocean House Tower. Enjoy two complimentary spa treatments in the OH! Spa as well as an intimate dinner for two in the Seasons Restaurant.

DONATED BY: Ocean House

VALUE: $5,000

 

Wild Medicine In The News


Daily News

Describes medicinal properties of several featured plants

WABC-TV

Story by Dr. Sapna Parikh, health news reporter for New York's ABC affiliate

LiveScience

Explores the historic and modern links between medicine and botany

AAAS MemberCentral

This is a description

Shape.com

Dr. Michael Balick comments on 12 exotic healing plants

Everett Potter's Travel Report

Review by a leading travel blog

Support for the Preview Party has been provided by

Photo: Terry Gruber

Designer Chairman: Bronson van Wyck


Bronson van Wyck is celebrated for a style of entertaining that combines wit and sophistication with the gracious warmth of his Southern upbringing. A founding partner of Van Wyck & Van Wyck and Workshop, Bronson has organized some of the most memorable and imaginative parties of the past decade in locations all over the world. Bronson’s talent and style have drawn clients like Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama, Madonna, Beyoncé, Hugh Jackman and Martha Stewart. Bronson also creates strategic event programs for international luxury brands, such as Chanel, St. Regis, Mercedes Benz, Christie’s, Bulgari, Range Rover, and Van Cleef & Arpels among many others. An avid traveler, writer, photographer, and host, Bronson resides in New York City.