Mertz Library Humanities

American Gardens and the Black Diaspora

Friday, February 21, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

An exploration of Black Diasporan ornamental gardens and the growers, garden clubs, and horticulturists associated with them.

This event is free and open to the public. Please enter the Garden through the Mosholu Entrance, 2950 Southern Blvd., Bronx NY, 10458, and check in at the LuEsther T. Mertz Library.

About the Speaker

Wambui Ippolito is a horticulturist and graduate of NYBG’s School of Professional Horticulture. She teaches at leading botanical institutions and develops programs for museums, gardens, and parks exploring the broader context of horticulture, focusing on the intersections between history, culture, and science. Wambui is the principal designer of her own New York-based landscape design firm, specializing in estate and penthouse gardens, native plants, and modern tropical design.

Photo of Wambui Ippolito

Support for the Humanities Institute provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation