Antique Garden Furniture Fair: Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room

April 25–27

Friday through Sunday, April 25–27, 2014; 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
In the Conservatory Tent behind the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Get your tickets!

Special Programs

Included with All-Garden Pass admission

Friday, April 25


Houses and Gardens: Their Intimate Relationship – A Talk by Page Dickey—11 a.m.
In the Garden Terrace Room
Ideally, a close relationship exists between a house and its garden, a physical connection as well as a marriage of style and atmosphere. Page Dickey introduces imaginative examples of gardens around the country that are sensitively connected to the houses they surround. She shows the importance of pathways and perspectives, axes from doorways, frameworks fashioned from hedges and lines of trees, terraces and walls—as unifying elements. She shares how the use of multiseasonal plants, fragrance, structure, pattern, and the play of geometry and wildness all contribute to the design of a beautiful garden that extends seamlessly from inside out.

Q&A with Antique and Plant Experts—1 & 3 p.m.
In the Conservatory Tent
Learn about trends in the appreciation and acquisition of garden ornament and gain insights and practical tips from experts. Get plant care and growing tips from our Shop staff, available throughout the day in the Garden Room, who can help you select the right varieties to take home.

Book Signers Fair—1–3 p.m.
Meet guest authors as they sign copies of their latest books and have the chance to ask them your burning questions!

A Landscape Autobiography—2 p.m.
In the Garden Terrace Room
Deborah Nevins is President of Deborah Nevins and Associates, Inc. The firm works internationally including the 40 acre park in Athens Greece for the National Library and Opera House of Greece with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. She is also a landscape historian and has written the introduction to the reprint of William Robinson’s The English Flower garden.

Saturday, April 26


Q&A with Antique and Plant Experts—11 a.m., 1, & 3 p.m.
In the Conservatory Tent
More experts are available to share the history of the pieces they brought to this Fair and how they got to this place and time. Our Shop staff, available throughout the day in the Garden Room, can help you select the right varieties of specialty plants to take home.

Sunday, April 27


Q&A with Antique and Plant Experts—11 a.m., 1, & 3 p.m.
In the Conservatory Tent
More experts are available to share the history of the pieces they brought to this Fair and how they got to this place and time. NYBG Shop staff is available throughout the day in the Garden room to help you select the right varieties of specialty plants to take home.


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