Monday, March 22, 2010

Save The really

Not sure how many of my friends here visit the NY Botanical Gardens, maybe you were there for the Train Show held every December with your grandchildren or you visit The Garden with a girlfriend for the Orchid Show which occurs at this time of year or you walk the grounds for inspiration and the restorative properties The Garden offers your soul. (I also visit for the great lunches at the Café and the amazing bookstore). BUT, the storm that ravaged this area destroyed some of the finest specimens the garden had curated over its nearly 120 year history. Old, old trees, plants and shrubs and some of the other lovely architectural and visitor friendly amenities were destroyed and some badly damaged.

I know this doesn’t rank up there with Haiti and Chili and that a Save the Tree’s outcry is probably laughed at but The Garden needs donations now. NYBG had run into tremendous disrepair during the 60’s and 70’s and the Wall St boom time and funding from corporate sponsors helped restore the Garden to its pre-storm brilliance. Then came The Tides of March and all the destruction it left in its wake.

Here’s a link to the Facebook post. If you can donate even a small amount it would be helpful, if not, please visit The Garden and see this amazing place. I have brought dozens of skeptical visitors over the years and every one, without exception, has left this place wide eyed and anticipating their next visit. If you can do nothing else to support this New York treasure, do visit this wonderful place. You will be so glad you did.

The New York Botanical Garden Remember that big storm March 13th and 14th? More than 150 trees were damaged here at the Garden.

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