President’s Circle Blog
The President’s Circle kicked off its exciting lineup of spring events on March 27 with a presentation about BBG’s representatives from South Africa’s Cape Floral Kingdom. Attendees discovered much about this distinct flora from BBG curator Karla Chandler and BBG president emeritus Elizabeth Scholtz, whose early
At September’s annual President’s Circle Dinner, attendees bid adieu to summer with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on Lily Pool Terrace before enjoying dinner in the Palm House. The beautiful early-autumn weather inspired lively conversation among President’s Circle members and BBG’s Horticulture staff, including
What a spring it’s been! Between spells of unseasonable warmth, deluges of rain, and clouds and sun alternating at a dizzying pace, spring 2012 has provided enough atmospheric variations to take us on a regular botanical thrill ride. Cherries bloomed in early April, bluebells were out before May, and even BBG’s roses
Orchids make up the most diverse plant family on earth, comprising between 20,000 and 30,000 species. BBG’s renowned orchid collection contains over 6,000 of these precious plants, and on a rainy night in February, our President’s Circle members and friends got a behind-the-scenes look at their home in the Robert W.
Last month, two great friends of BBG traveled with Native Flora Garden curator Uli Lorimer to the New Jersey Pine Barrens to explore the area’s wealth of plant life, collect seeds, and sample ripe cranberries. BBG members Lola Lloyd Horwitz and Marni Majorelle are not only expert gardeners with decades of
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus On a beautiful Sunday morning in early November, members of BBG’s President’s Circle gathered on the Osborne Garden’s inviting Fawcett Terrace for hot cider, fresh pastries, and a stroll around the nearby grounds