Digging Deeper: Skillful or Showy—Placing Ornament in the Garden

Digging Deeper: Skillful or Showy—Placing Ornament in the Garden

Garden of Tom & Barbara Israel

Sun, Jun 17, 2018
11:00 AM

Barbara Frelinghuysen Israel founded Barbara Israel Garden Antiques in 1985, after a serendipitous purchase of a large collection of estate statuary led her down the garden antiques path. Now in her thirty-second year in business, Barbara is recognized as an authority on the subject. Barbara’s exhaustively researched book, Antique Garden Ornament: Two Centuries of American Taste (1999), is the definitive work in the field. She is also the author of A Guide to Buying Antique Garden Ornament (2012), a user-friendly handbook packed with tips on conservation, identification, and more. Barbara has served as a consultant to both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution for their collections of nineteenth-century cast iron, and sold pieces to the Winterthur Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Baltimore Museum of Art, as well as to many important private collectors. As an active board member of Historic Hudson Valley and the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy, she is devoted to preserving historic gardens and, of course, their antique garden ornament.

Registration is required and space is limited.

Barbara & Tom Israel's Garden
296 Mount Holly Road
Katonah, NY

Date and time
Sunday, June 17, 2018
11:00 a.m.

$30 Garden Conservancy members
$35 nonmembers

Your registration includes Open Days admission to this garden destination—a $7 value. The Garden of Barbara & Tom Israel will be open to general Open Days visitors on this date from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call the Garden Conservancy's Open Days toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442, or via email at opendays@gardenconservancy.org.

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