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Mertz Library Humanities

Gardens within the Garden: Shavaun Towers

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

1 p.m. EDT | At the Garden

Over more than two decades, landscape architect Shavaun Towers has worked closely with NYBG staff to create many of the distinctive gardens within its 250 acres, including the Chilton Azalea Garden, Burn Lilac Collection, and Steinhardt Maple Collection. Towers will discuss how she overcame horticultural and grading challenges to brilliantly choreograph the visitor experience, while respecting both NYBG’s historical precedents and the unique character of each “garden within the Garden.”

Shavaun Towers, FASLA, is a founding partner at Towers | Golde Landscape Architects and Site Planners. Her award-winning design projects range from institutional facilities, master planning,and urban design projects, to larger residential work. Now principal of The Project Studio, she currently consults, writes, and lectures.


We offer Continuing Education credits (CEUS) for LACES for successful completion of this course.