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2017 Exhibitor Listing

A Bird in Hand
Arader Galleries
Scott Bassoff & Sandy Jacobs
David Bell Antiques
Diana Bittel Antiques
Brennan & Mouilleseaux Antiques
Cottage + Camp
Scott Estepp Gallery
Fine Antique Prints
Finnegan Gallery
Garvey Rita Art & Antiques
Hamptons Antique Galleries
Harris Dean Gallery
Jeffrey Henkel
Barbara Israel Garden Antiques
Leatherwood Antiques
Milne’s At Home Antiques
Aileen Minor
More & More Antiques
Vincent Mulford Antiques
Pagoda Red
Francis J. Purcell
The Red Horse
Schorr & Dobinsky
Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge
Village Braider Antiques
Withington & Company Antiques

Designer Committee

Leslie Banker
Ann Lind Bowers-Matthews
Sheila Brady
David and Alix Calligeros
Libby Cameron
Jon Carloftis
Cullman & Kravis, Inc.
Emily Evans Eerdmans
Carolyn Englefield
Barbara Hawkins
Kitty Hawks and Lawrence Lederman
CeCe Haydock
Inge Heckel
Jonathan Hogg
Memrie Lewis
Charlotte Moss
Amanda Nisbet
Frances Palmer
J. Rodney Pleasants and Steve Godwin
Robyn Pocker
Cheryl S. Tague
Meg Touborg
Deborah Webster
Ashley Whittaker

Benefit Committee

Bruce W. Addison
Caleb Anderson and Brett Williams
Dennis Anderson
Lilly and Whit Armstrong
Holly M. Bannister, M.D.
Vicki Been and Richard Revesz
Julie Behounek
Gary and Carole Beller
Mr. and Mrs. Philip A. Belling
John Bernstein and Diana Davenport
CeCe Black
Christopher B. Boshears
Merilee Bostock
Philip Bradley
KT Stallings Bren
Carol and Will Browne
Jeanie Burn
Cathy Buxton
Ron Cappello and Priscilla Newman
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund M. Carpenter
Mrs. Sharon Casdin
Betty Ann and Tony Catanzaro
Diane Chapman
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Chilton, Jr.
Susan Cohen
Josyane Colwell
Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Comstock, Jr.
Larry E. Condon
Barbara Corcoran
John Danzer
Kitty and Guy de Chazal
Drew English
Andrea Henderson Fahnestock
Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Field
Nancy Finkelstein and Ed Burnbaum
Elisa and A. Alexander Fontanes
Pamela and David B. Ford
Emily Frick
Arlyn Gardner
Judith S. Giuliani
Brad and Sunny Goldberg
Dorian Goldman and Marvin Israelow
Robert F. Gossett, Jr. and Vera Aryeh
Cathy Graham
Christina Morin Graham
Anthony Grant
Elizabeth Byrne Grant
Lonnie Gray
Joseph Grizzanti
Agnes Gund
Anne S. Harrison
Monika Heimbold
Ryan and Sara Hinkle
Suzanne Hoglund
Laura Hunt
Caroline Howard Hyman
Diane and Jeffrey Jennings
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mitchell Jennings Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Johnson
Jeanie Dyer Jones
Diane Katzin
Lenora Klein
Brett and Mark Kristoff
Helen Lambrakis

Dr. Sol Lee and Mr. Tony Zhang
Rana Leigh Leibowitz
Diane and Blair Lewis
Kamie Lightburn
Elizabeth and Jeff Lillien
Nancy Lorenz
Susan E. Lynch
Nancy Lynn
Joan H. Marks
Chris Mead and Zoe Hoare Mead
Kim Merlin
Edward Merrin
Amy Todd Middleton
Virginia A. Millhiser
Janet Montag
Kathie Moore
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Murphy
Leslie Needham
Arnold and Hilda Neis
Dr. Sari Netsky
Scott Newman
Katharine Overlock
Tim and Pamela Paterson
Clare Peters
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Power
Frank Randolph
Katharine Rayner
Christina Reik and Tony Guida
Alex and Alexandra Robertson
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Robinson
Ken and Ellen Roman
Lisa Rosenblum
Mrs. Arthur Ross
Joe and Jennifer Ash Rudick
Julie and Nick Sakellariadis
James Scott and Lisa Witomski
Jane Mattson Shapiro and Steve Shapiro
Catharine Alexander Shirley
Heidi Brake Smith
William Sofield
Tricia Solari
Kelly Spitzley
Colin Stair
Harriet and Warren Stephens
Lionel and Gerry Sterling
Thea Stokes
Luise Strauss
Nonie and John Sullivan
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh J. Tilney
Shavaun Towers
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Trainor
Rosita Trinca
Mary Ann Tucker
Mr. and Mrs. Hans P. Utsch
Lucy R. Waletzky, M.D.
Caroline A. Wamsler, Ph.D. and DeWayne N. Phillips
James Scott Weaver
Sigourney Weaver
Dena K. Weiner and David Rozenholc
Madeline Weinrib
Timothy Whealon
Katherine Whitcomb
Joan and James Wilson

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

The New York Botanical Garden will kick off one of the most anticipated events of the spring, the Antique Garden Furniture Fair: Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room Preview Party and Collectors' Plant Sale, on Thursday, May 4. Celebrated Designer Chairman, Bronson van Wyck, will create a design based on a painting by Édouard Manet's Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe (Luncheon on the Grass). 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



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


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


Explores the historic and modern links between medicine and botany

AAAS MemberCentral

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Dr. Michael Balick comments on 12 exotic healing plants

Everett Potter's Travel Report

Review by a leading travel blog

This benefit has been underwritten in part 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.