Sarah Owens is the curator of the historic Cranford Rose Garden and the Rose Arc Pool. Prior to joining BBG, Sarah worked as the head gardener at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, where she helped select the plant material, installed and maintained the seasonal plantings of annuals, perennials, and bulbs throughout borders and containers, and attended to the seasonal pruning of shrubs in the museum’s historic English-style gardens. At the Battery Park Conservancy garden, located in lower Manhattan, Sarah worked to improve the garden’s aesthetics according to Piet Oudolf’s design, including plantings, cutbacks, and removals. Sarah also helped design and install the Native Plant Meadow and an edible garden there.
Sarah is an honors graduate of the School of Professional Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden, where she helped renovate the Peggy Rockefeller rose collection at NYBG. Owens also has a BA in sculpture from Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky, where she earned a Merit Scholarship from the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
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