Join Marie Warsh, landscape historian and Director of Preservation Planning for the Central Park Conservancy for a talk about the history and design of the Conservatory Garden in Central Park. Learn about the origins of the Park's only formal garden and how it compliments and contrasts with Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux's overall design for Central Park. This talk will also discuss contemporary approaches to horticulture and design, which provide new views and experiences in each season, making the Conservatory Garden one of the city's most important public gardens, and a vital amenity in the northern part of Central Park.
Attendees of the Harlem Focus: Garden Design talk are invited to participate in a follow-up tour of the Conservatory Garden with the Garden's curatorial staff.
About the Harlem Focus series:
John Reddick, architectural consultant and Harlem historian, curates and leads a series of talks featuring designers, architects, and artists whose work engages and affects the local community. The Harlem Focus series highlights design issues in Harlem, ranging from public art and landscape architecture, to rooftop farms and urban woodland restoration, and explores how design affects this unique neighborhood as it continues to evolve, change, and inspire.