Friday, May 29, 2009

On The Road: More On FLS Honorees

From our features editor Jenny Andrews reporting from New York: "Henriette Granville Suhr and her late husband Billy worked tirelessly for many years to create a beautiful garden at their home in Westchester County, known as Rocky Hills. She is putting a plan in place to preserve the garden long term as a horticulture education center, with the help of The Garden Conservancy, Friends of Rocky Hills and Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation.

Writer Mac Griswold has several noteworthy books to her credit, including Washington’s Gardens at Mount Vernon. Her latest project explores the remarkable history of Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, where Griswold is currently the Director of Archival Research. Entitled Slaves in the Attic, Rediscovering a Long Island Plantation, the book is due out in spring 2010.

Adrian Benepe has been Commissioner of the Department of Parks & Recreation since 2002, another link in the chain of his nearly 30 years spent improving and protecting the green spaces of New York City. (In fact I saw him later that day on “taxi TV” being interviewed about Central Park.)"


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