2019 News

On October 29, 2019, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission approved plans to re-vamp the Charles McKim-designed Morgan Library & Museum exteriors for the first time in the landmark's 112-year history. Read the Garden Conservancy's letter in support of this project. Illustration: a sketch of new 36th Street garden addition, courtesy of landscape designer Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, who is spearheading the project with lighting designer Linnaea Tillett.

Charity Navigator renewed the Garden Conservancy's four-star rating—the highest available—on October 1, 2019.

The Ruth Bancroft Garden, in Walnut Creek, CA, won Sunset magazine's 2019 Travel Award for Best Botanical Garden on August 26. 

On July 23, the Garden Conservancy sent a letter opposing the redesign of Fort Greene Park, in Brooklyn, NY. The proposed plan threatened to destroy multipurpose cobblestone-and-grass relief mounds designed by pioneer American landscape architect Arthur Edwin Bye, Jr. in the 1970s. Read the letter.

On May 10, 2019, the Gardens at Palmdale, one of our latest preservation projects, held a dedication ceremony. Read more.

Western Hills, formerly a groundbreaking nursery and horticultural mecca and now a private three-acre garden nestled in the redwoods of Sonoma County, CA, is celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2019. Read more

The Gardener, a documentary film on Garden Conservancy founder Frank Cabot and his extraordinary garden at Les Quatre Vents in Quebec, screened in Hopewell, NJ; Salem, OR; and in Middleburg, VA, in April. Read more.