Restoring a National Icon: The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

Restoring a National Icon: The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

Annenberg Community Beach House

Fri, Nov 9 
6:30 PM

Built between 1899 and 1902 during the great glass revolution, the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)  is a New York City landmark and a national icon. It is an acre under glass with eleven attached greenhouses in the shape of a C, constructed by the Lord and Burnham Company, a preeminent architecture firm of the time.

For more than a century, the Conservatory has served to educate the public on the importance of the conservation and research of rare and endangered plant species. It has allowed visitors to experience the unparalleled beauty of nature and to discover the ecology and diversity of tropical plants.

The unique architectural design and the state-of-the-art technical support systems of the Conservatory ensure continued success of one of a kind major plant exhibitions, distinguished public programs and numerous fund raising opportunities. Much of this work was part of a major restoration project in the mid-1990s, which will be the subject of this illustrated talk by Francisco Coelho.

DATE AND TIME
Friday, November 9
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Illustrated talk

LOCATION
Annenberg Community Beach House
Sand & Sea Room
415 Pacific Highway
Santa Monica, CA 90402

REGISTRATION

  • $35 General admission
  • $30 Garden Conservancy members
  • Members of the Garden Conservancy at Garden Partner ($500), Garden Champion ($750), and Society of Fellows levels are free of charge

Please check back later for registration information.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Francisca Coelho came to NYBG as a student in the School of Professional Horticulture and joined the staff in 1981, serving in the Plant Records office before accepting a gardener’s position. In 1985, she moved to the Glasshouses and, in 2005, became the Director of Glasshouses and Senior Curator.

Coelho was deeply involved in the restoration of the Conservatory in the mid-1990s and instrumental in moving the Garden’s research collections and plant production operations from the propagation range to the Nolen Greenhouses for Living Collections. In 2011, Coelho was promoted to Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions, the title she held when she retired at the end of October 2017.