"Outstanding American Gardens" Bios

Page Dickey (above) has been gardening passionately since her early twenties. She writes about gardening, garden design, and America’s gardens for House and Garden, House Beautiful, Horticulture, Elle Décor, Fine Gardening, Garden Design, and other publications. She is the author of several books, including Gardens in the Spirit of Place, Breaking Ground, and Inside Out. Her first book, Duck Hill Journal, and her most recent, Embroidered Ground, are about Duck Hill in New York, where she lived and gardened for thirty years. Page cofounded the Open Days program in 1995 and has served on the board of directors of the Garden Conservancy since 2004. She also serves on the boards of Stonecrop, Frank Cabot’s garden in Cold Spring, NY, and Hollister House Garden in Washington, CT.


Marion Brenner’s photographs of landscape design and gardens have appeared in Gardens Illustrated; T, The New York Times Style Magazine; Landscape Architecture; Garden Design; and many other national and international publications. Books featuring her work include Andrea Cochran: Landscapes, Olin: Placing, and Landprints: The Landscape Design of Bernard Trainor. Books of her photographs include New Garden Design, Living Land: The Gardens of Blasen Landscape Architecture, and In and Out of Paris, which feature private and public gardens in and around Paris. She has won an ASLA Graphics Award and received a grant from the Graham Foundation to photograph eighteenth-century Jardins Anglais in France. Her photographs can be found in the collections of the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Berkeley Art Museum. Marion lives and gardens in Berkeley, CA.

Jenny Young du Pont is president and CEO of the Garden Conservancy. An attorney, Jenny previously served as a legal and strategic consultant to startup technology and financial firms. Jenny began her legal career at Covington & Burling and Sidley & Austin. She was also the executive director of Miracle House of New York and worked in-house for Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation in Boston, MA.

Jenny has long been involved with philanthropic organizations. She is a member of the Board of Overseers for the Conservation Law Foundation and treasurer for her class at Princeton University, where she was active in the record-breaking Annual Giving Campaign for her 25th reunion. She has served as a director and secretary of the American Friends of the British Museum; an overseer for the Hancock Shaker Village in Hancock, MA; vice chair of the Warrant Committee of the town of Dover, MA; and trustee for Phillips Exeter Academy, where she was also president of the Exeter Association of Greater New York. Jenny is an amateur but eager gardener, an outdoor enthusiast, and admirer of the visual and performing arts. She lives with her husband and four children in Tarrytown, NY, in the Hudson River Valley. 

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