Celebrating 25 Years of the Rose Garden Dinner

Join NYBG in honoring rose enthusiast Julie Andrews and our own Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden Curator, Stephen Scanniello, at the 25th anniversary of the Rose Garden Dinner. The evening offers the opportunity to enjoy cocktails and exclusive tours among the acclaimed blooms of the Rockefeller Rose Garden followed by an elegant dinner and dancing in the Garden Terrace Room. The event includes the debut of a stunning new display of Andrews' favorite rose cultivar, 'Sally Holmes', and a special presentation by Scanniello on the sustainable gardening practices that serve as hallmarks of this unmatched collection.

Proceeds from the Dinner will support the Fund for Horticulture and the continued preservation and development of the historic Rockefeller Rose Garden. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation. For more information, please contact Thao Phan at 718.817.8774 or tphan@nybg.org.

The Rose Garden Dinner

The Rose Garden Dinner, which attracts approximately 350 sophisticated members of the Botanical Garden's extended family from the New York metropolitan area, celebrates the beauty of roses during their encore performance in autumn. The evening begins with cocktails and curator-led tours of the Rockefeller Rose Garden, followed by dinner and dancing in the Garden Terrace Room.



Julie Andrews

Rose enthusiast Julie Andrews is, and has continued to be, a beloved and much-honored star of stage, screen, and television for more than half a century. Her brilliant career, which includes unforgettable turns in Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, has been recognized with an Academy Award and multiple Golden Globe, Grammy, and Emmy Awards. An accomplished author, she has also been honored as a Dame of the British Empire.


Stephen Scanniello

Stephen Scanniello is an award-winning garden designer and best-selling author, known for his world-acclaimed rose gardens. Rockefeller Rose Garden Curator at The New York Botanical Garden and President of the Heritage Rose Foundation, Stephen also designs private gardens and serves as a judge for the International Rose Trials in Europe and the U.S. He will share NYBG's sustainable rose gardening practices as well as fascinating stories behind recent rare rose acquisitions.