New York, New York
Katie Ridder has been a member of the Garden Conservancy Society of Fellows since 2015 and has shared her garden with the public through the Garden Conservancy Open Days program. She was elected to the board of directors of the Garden Conservancy in September 2018.
An interior designer with offices in New York City, Katie was an enthusiastic weekend gardener at her house in Bronxville for more than twenty years. At her country house in Millbrook, NY, she has a formal perennial garden with greenhouse, a cutting garden, and a woodland garden. She co-authored a book, A House in the Country (Vendome, 2016), with her husband, architect Peter Pennoyer, chronicling their collaboration on their house and garden in Millbrook. Katie also serves on the Friends of Horticulture at Wave Hill. At the New York Botanical Garden, she is a Member of the Corporation and serves on the Horticulture Committee.
Katie's work has been published in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Town & Country, New York Times, and Domino and is the subject of the monograph Katie Ridder Rooms (Vendome, 2011), by Heather Smith MacIsaac.