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                       Toby Adams, Manager of the Ruth Rea Howell             David Bulpitt, BS, is a principal of Brookside           Caroline DeWilde is the former Director of the
                       Family Garden, has worked at the Garden as an          Nurseries, Inc. in Norwalk, Conn., which specializes     School of Professional Horticulture at the Garden.
                       educator in several different areas.                   in soil mixes for horticultural use.                     She holds a BA in botany from Wellesley and MPS
                                                                                                                                       (Ornamental Horticulture) from Cornell.
                       Amy Albracht received her MFA in Painting/             Wayne Cahilly, a graduate of the Garden’s School
                       Printmaking from Yale. She is a teacher and artist     of Professional Horticulture, is Manager of the Lionel   Jim Diermeier, CGM/CNP, Associate Director
                       who lives and works in New York City.                  Goldfrank III Institutional Mapping Department there.    of Outdoor Gardens and Home Gardening at the
                                                                              He is a member of the American Society of Consult-       Garden, is president of the New York State Turfgrass
                       Elena Gaillard Andrews See page 3 for
                                                                              ing Arborists.                                           Association.
                                                                              Andrea Candee, MH, MSC, a master herbalist,              Sara H. Duarte, MA, is a freelance landscape
                       Jessica Arcate is the Associate Curator of
                                                                              lectures at corporate wellness centers.                  designer on Long Island. She obtained a degree in
                       Woody Plants at the Garden. She earned a BS in
                                                                                                                                       landscape development from SUNY Farmingdale.
                       Plant Science from Cornell.                            John Capobianco See page 38 for description.
                                                                                                                                       Rose G. Edinger has 20 years of experience
                       Jay Archer, APLD, is the principal of John Jay         Thomas Cawley See page 33 for description.
                                                                                                                                       in the floral industry and has taught floral design
                       Land Management Corp.
                                                                              Tracy Chamberlin, HTR, is a horticultural thera-         classes for many years.
                       Whitney Armstrong received a BA in Art History         pist at Green Chimneys in Brewster, N.Y.
                                                                                                                                       William Harris Einhorn, RLA, is a principal
                       from Yale and a MLA from the Harvard Graduate
                                                                              Nancy Chambers, HTR, is Director of the                  of Landscape Design Assoc. of Westchester, Inc.
                       School of Design.
                                                                              Enid A. Haupt Glass Garden/ Horticultural Therapy        and AquaScape Pool Co., specializing in residential
                       Ilene Avery, MA See page 19 for description.           Program at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medi-    design/installation complete pool environments.
                                                                              cine, NYU Medical Center.
                       Jennifer Bakshi, fluent in several languages,                                                                   April Flaherty is an artist and of an interior and
                       is a passionate gardener with her own landscape        Walter Chandoha See page 21 for description.             landscape design firm in Connecticut. She is a
                       design firm.                                                                                                    member of American Society of Botanical Artists
                                                                              Susan Cohen, ASLA, RLA See page 68 for                   and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.
                       Ursula Basch, BCE, is a practicing herbalist and       description.
                       an environmental engineer. She is the founder of                                                                Gwenn Fried is a horticultural therapist at the
                                                                              Christina Colón, Ph.D. See page 4 for                    Glass Garden at NYU Medical Center and Project
                       The Herbal Bear, a holistic center.
                                                                              description.                                             FIND Senior Center in New York City. She consults
                       Jane Brook Barba studied landscape design at                                                                    and lectures internationally.
                                                                              Diana Conklin holds a BFA from Pratt Institute
                       the Garden and garden restoration and preservation
                                                                              and is floral designer/proprietor of Everlastings by     Josh Galiley, ISA certified arborist and climber-
                       at LaNapoule Art Foundation in France.
                                                                              Diana.                                                   pruner at the NYC Parks Department, holds a BS in
                       Tolly Beck, MS, horticulturist at Lasdon Park and                                                               Forestry from the College of Natural Resources at
                                                                              Jennifer Cooper, RLA, ASLA, is a landscape
                       Arboretum, was a Horticulture Educator for Cornell                                                              the University of Vermont.
                                                                              architect with Mathews Nielsen Landscape Archi-
                       Cooperative Extension of Rockland County.
                                                                              tects, P.C., Manhattan, and currently serves as the      Donald Gambino is a computer artist, consultant,
                       John Beirne, BS See page 48 for description.           New York Chapter Past President for the ASLA.            educator, and trainer. He is a former Chairperson
                       Nat Bletter holds a Ph.D. in Ethnobotany from the      Brid Craddock received Certificates in Horticul-         of the Computer Art Department at the School of
                       City University of New York and is the author of a     tural Science from Naugatack Valley College and the      Visual Arts, where he created the BFA program in
                       chapter in the recently released book Chocolate in     Connecticut Landscape Association.                       computer art.
                       Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao.                                                                       Jody Gangloff-Kaufman holds a Ph.D. in Ento-
                                                                              Charles Cross holds a BS in urban landscape
                       Florence Boogaerts, APLD, holds a Land-                architecture, and Masters of Urban Design from City      mology from Cornell. She is a senior extension asso-
                       scape Design Certificate from the Garden. She has      College of New York. He is a freelance landscape         ciate with the NY State Integrated Pest Management
                       her own design and installation firm.                  designer.                                                Program at Cornell University.

                       Dorothy Bothwell holds an MLA from the                 Pat Czarnecki holds an MBA from San Francisco            Donna Gerbosi-DiFulvio is a professional
                       University of Virginia and has her own practice. She   State University and received a Certificate in Horti-    garden and food writer, photographer, and lecturer
                       has been as a lead designer for NYC Parks Depart-      cultural Therapy from the Garden. She is a practic-      specializing in herbs. She is a co-author of Design-
                       ment and with Michael Van Valkenburgh.                 ing horticultural therapist and owner of GreEn’ergy,     ing an Herb Garden.
                                                                              LLC.                                                     Nancy Gerlach-Spriggs, RLA, is co-author of
                       Jamie Boyer, MS, is the Associate Director of
                       Teacher Professional Development at the Garden,        Dan Dalton is an ISA Board Certified Master              The Restorative Garden: Healing Landscape. She
                       and a Ph.D. candidate at SUNY Binghamton.              Arborist, and an ALCA Certified Landscape Techni-        holds a BSLA from City College and a MLA from
                                                                              cian. He is an Adjunct Professor at Naugatuck Valley     Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
                       Susan Braverman, HTM, is a Horticultural
                                                                              Community College in Waterbury, Conn.                    Judy Glattstein, a garden consultant and instruc-
                       Therapist and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.
                       She coordinates Urban Oasis, a rehabilitation pro-     Phyllis D’Amico, HTM See page 75 for                     tor at the Garden, lectures on garden topics across
                       gram and horticultural business.                       description.                                             the U.S. and abroad. Her latest book is Bulbs for
                                                                                                                                       Garden Habitats.
                       Lorella Brocklesby is adjunct professor of hu-         Deryck de Matas, AIFD See page 35 for
                       manities at NYU. She also teaches at Parsons: The      description.                                             Elissa Gore, MA, an award-winning landscape
                       New School for Design and is a Fellow of the Royal                                                              painter, has many years experience teaching college
                                                                              Joyce Demchak, a floral designer for 30 years, is        painting and drawing classes.
                       Society of Arts.
                                                                              an FTD Master Designer and head floral designer for
                       David Dew Bruner, RLA, has worked on many              A.C. Moore in Yorktown Heights, N.Y.                     Alan Gorkin is the Director of Horticulture at the
                       public, historic, and residential landscapes, and                                                               New Canaan Nature Center. Previously he worked at
                       interior projects.                                                                                              Wave Hill and Old Westbury Gardens.

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Marc Hachadourian See page 4 for description.             Leah W. Kennell, AIFD, an award-winning floral            Patricia McDermott holds degrees in architec-
                                                          designer, has more than 20 years experience. She          ture from City College and in education from Man-
Conn Hanson See page 49 for description.
                                                          is a curator of Wildflower Island at Teatown Lake         hattan College. She has been involved in landscape
Barbara Hauge holds BS degrees in both                    Reservation in Ossining, N.Y.                             design, architecture, and master planning projects.
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. She is
                                                          Bill Kolvek is the owner and operator of Bill             Marta McDowell is a writer, lecturer, and garden
currently a freelance landscape designer.
                                                          Kolvek Perennials plant nursery, growing perennials,      designer. She holds a BA in American Studies from
Katherine Herrera earned a BS in Biology from             grasses, ferns, vines and woody plants since 1987.        Rutgers and a Landscape Design Certificate from
Adelphi University and currently is a research as-                                                                  the Garden.
                                                          Hilda Krus, HTA, Horticultural Therapist and
sistant with the Institute of Economic Botany at the
                                                          social worker, work with the Horticultural Society of     Steven McKay, MS, is with the Cornell Coopera-
Botanical Garden.
                                                          New York’s GreenHouse Program on Rikers Island.           tive Extension of Columbia County as an agriculture
Tom Hilbert is the owner of Hilbert Landscapes                                                                      extension educator specializing in fruit production.
                                                          Peter Kukielski See page 51 for description.
a full-service landscape design/build company
                                                                                                                    Melanie Menachem-Riggs See page 48 for
specializing in garden masonry.                           Maureen Laning is a graduate of the Garden’s
                                                          Intensive Floral Design Program. She is the owner of
Duncan Himmelman See page 52 for
                                                          the Bedford Village Florist, Ltd.                         Jeff Mendoza is the Principal of J. Mendoza Gar-
                                                                                                                    dens Inc. Trained as a sculptor, he guides a team of
                                                          Deirdre Larkin is a horticulturist and plant his-
Eleanor Hoffman, MA, MSES, is a certified                 torian responsible for managing, researching, and
                                                                                                                    landscape architects and horticulturists to manipu-
landscape designer and horticultural consultant,          developing the gardens of The Cloisters, a branch of      late space, volume, and color in the landscape.
master gardener, lecturer, and landscape historian.       the Metropolitan Museum.                                  Leda Meredith See page 49 for description.
Wendy Hollender, BFA See page 12 for                      Katie Lee See page 20 for description.                    Kathie Miranda holds a Certificate in Botanical
                                                          Carol Levine, MS Ed. See page 47 for descrip-             Art and Illustration from the Garden. She is past
Rhoda Holzer, a teacher and award-winning                 tion.                                                     President of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators,
artist, holds a BFA from Tyler School of Fine Arts,                                                                 Greater New York Chapter.
Philadelphia and a Certificate from the Garden.           Mindy Lighthipe, BFA, MA, freelance artist and
                                                          a graduate of the Garden’s Certificate program, has       Junko Miura See page 32 for description.
Katie Huish received her BS from Brigham                  been an instructor for botanical art classes for 15       Ken Molinari See page 51 for description.
Young University, double majoring in botany and           years.
horticulture.                                                                                                       Eva Monheim See page 51 for description.
                                                          Gary Lincoff has taught plant studies at the
Ryan Huish received his BS at Brigham Young               Garden since the 1970s and received the “Instructor       Robert Monteleone is a graduate of the Gar-
University, majoring in botany and minoring in            of the Year” Award in 2002. He is author of several       den’s School of Professional Horticulture. He oper-
socio-cultural anthropology.                              books on mushrooms, including The Audubon                 ates a garden design/build business in Manhattan.

Valerie Imbruce is a Ph.D. candidate in plant             Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms.          Holly Porter Morgan holds a MA from New
sciences at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and the            Dan Long, owner of Brushwood Nursery, mail in             York University. She is a Ph.D. candidate in botany,
Garden.                                                   vines and climbers, has been a nurseryman and             specializing in tropical forest ecology and pollination
                                                          plant collector for over 20 years.                        biology.
Julio Jiménez, freelance designer for high-end
retail and wholesale clients, holds degrees in Inte-      Gerard Lordahl is Director of the Open Space              Carol Ann Morley is a freelance natural science
rior Design, Education, and Fine Arts and obtained        Greening Program for the Council on the Environ-          illustrator. She holds a degree in illustration from
a Certificate in Floral Design from Parsons.              ment of New York City and past president of the           Medway College of Art, England, and has taught at
                                                          American Community Gardening Association.                 the Garden since 1985.
Jan Johnsen holds degrees in landscape
architecture and planning. Since 1986 she has             Ulrich Lorimer, Curator of Native Plants at the           Edwin Morris holds a MA in Chinese Cultural
been a principal of the design/build firm Johnsen         Brooklyn Botanic Garden and graduate of the Uni-          History from Columbia University. He is the author
Landscapes & Pools. She was the recipient of the          versity of Delaware Plant Science Department has          of Gardens of China: History, Art and Meanings, and
2003 NYBG “Instructor of the Year” Award.                 has nurtured a lifelong passion for native woodlands.     Scents of Time.

Lauretta Jones, holds a BFA from Cleveland                William Magruder is an architect and illustra-            Kathrine Neville, BS, ME, is a Master Gardener,
Institute of Art and a Certificate in Botanical Art and   tor who worked with some of the nation’s leading          Garden/Floral Designer, lecturer, and horticulture
Illustration from the Garden. She has been repre-         design firms. For several years he lived in Italy where   consultant.
sented in many group shows, including at the Hunt         he taught illustration.                                   Banjie Getsinger Nicholas earned a Certifi-
Institute for Botanical Documentation (Pittsburgh).
                                                          Marjorie Marcallino See page 51 for description.          cate in Natural Science Illustration and Botanical
Ann Jordan, AAF, AIFD, has over 20 years                                                                            Illustration from the Garden and is an artist working
of floral retail experience and is a member of the        Donald McClelland, BA, a Ph.D. candidate at               primarily in egg tempera and silverpoint.
Board of Directors for Maine State Florist and            City University of New York, is NYBG Graduate Fel-
                                                          low working on the genus Solanum.                         Ken Norman, AIFD, is a FTD Master Designer
Growers Association.
                                                                                                                    who worked with many international designers. He
Claire Won Kang, BFA, AIFD See page 32 for                David McConnell holds a BS in Landscape                   works with retail, wholesale, and corporate clients in
description.                                              Architecture from City College. He has worked as a        the tri-state area.
                                                          designer for the New York City Department of Parks
Michelle Kehyaian, ISA-certified arborist with            and Recreation and Stantec Consulting.
a BS in Environmental Design, is a member of the
Garden’s arboretum and grounds crew.

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                       Gary Novasel, MBA, is a lighting designer and            William Schiller, BS, is lecturer in botany at the       George Vallo is a designer and owner of Portafiori
                       partner at Patdo Light Studio. His work has been         Education Department of the American Museum of           in New York City, specializing in wedding, party, and
                       published in Architectural Record, Architectural         Natural History.                                         corporate accounts.
                       Digest, Metropolitan Home, The New York Times,
                                                                                Preety Sengupta, a writer and a poet, has trav-          Laura Vogel collaborated on the botanical il-
                       and Landscape Architect.
                                                                                eled to over a hundred countries and to all seven        lustrations for Gleason and Cronquist’s Illustrated
                       Todd Osmundson, MS, holds a MA in Plant                  continents.                                              Companion and Intermountain Flora for the Garden’s
                       Sciences from Montana State University. He is cur-                                                                Institute for Systematic Botany.
                                                                                Vincent Simeone, Director of Planting Fields
                       rently a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia.
                                                                                Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay, N.Y.,       Larry Weaner See page 46 for description.
                       Trish O’Sullivan has 20 years experience in              lecturer, garden writer, and horticultural consultant.
                                                                                                                                         Gene Wearing See page 51 for description.
                       setting style and floral design in four- and five-star   He has written four gardening books, including his
                       hotels.                                                  latest, Great Landscape Evergreens.                      Mobee Weinstein, Foreman of Gardeners at the
                                                                                                                                         Garden, holds a BS with a concentration in plant
                       Maurice Papeika, a graduate from the Garden’s            Ralph Snodsmith, instructor at the Garden for 40
                                                                                                                                         studies from Lehman College.
                       School of Professional Horticulture, is employed by      years, is host of The Garden Hotline® on WOR Radio
                       the Central Park Conservancy as a zone gardener.         Network and author of Fundamentals of Garden-            Richard Weir III is principal of Horticulture
                                                                                ing, The Tri-State Gardener’s Guide and New York         Solutions, a horticultural consulting firm on Long
                       Janice Parker, principal of Janice Parker Land-
                                                                                Gardener’s Guide.                                        Island. He is an adjunct professor in the Horticulture
                       scape Design, has been featured in Architectural
                                                                                                                                         Department of Cornell.
                       Digest, among other publications.                        Redenta Soprano holds a degree in natural sci-
                                                                                ences and art from SUNY Purchase. She received           Matthew Wichrowski, HTR, is a senior horticul-
                       Jody Payne See page 47 for description.
                                                                                a post-graduate certificate in Scientific Illustration   tural therapist and Curator of the Greenhouse Col-
                       Susan Pell, Ph.D. See page 27 for description.           from Middlesex Polytechnic in England.                   lections of the Glass Garden at NYU Medical Center.

                       Kent Pierce is the founder and president of Green        Shawn Spencer See page 49 for description.               Ronen Wilk, MA, RLA, holds a MA in urban
                       Cross. A licensed arborist for 26 years, holds an                                                                 planning/design and is a landscape architect at Pe-
                                                                                B.B. Stamats, BS See page 48 for description.
                       MES from the Yale School of Forestry and Environ-                                                                 ter Gisolfi Associates in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.
                       mental Studies.                                          Marie Stella, MA, MS, is a landscape historian
                                                                                                                                         Cheryl Wilks, owner of “Flowers on Location,”
                                                                                and designer specializing in historic gardens and
                       Mary Ellen Pirozzoli is the principal of Verdesign                                                                teaches hundreds of flower arranging classes as a
                                                                                environmental landscapes. She is on faculty of the
                       LLC, a landscape design firm in Ridgefield, Conn.                                                                 therapeutic activity.
                                                                                Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University.
                       She received her Certificate in Landscape Design
                                                                                                                                         Lucinda Winn See page 3 for description.
                       from the Garden.                                         Jo Ann Stern, HTR, received her Certificate in
                                                                                Horticultural Therapy at the Garden and is on staff at   Travis Wolf, a graduate of the School of Profes-
                       Rich Pomerantz See page 22 for description.
                                                                                The Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale.               sional Horticulture and ISA Certified Arborist, is a
                       Peter Provenzale is climber-pruner at the NYC                                                                     member of the NYBG arboretum crew.
                                                                                Barbara Palmer Stern, MA, holds Certificates
                       Parks Department. He holds a BS from the Univer-
                                                                                in Commercial Horticulture and Landscape Design          Scott Wylie, a commercial arborist and owner of
                       sity of Massachusetts.
                                                                                from the Garden. She owns a landscape and garden         Pickwick Tree Care for 25 years, a Conn. licensed
                       Dick Rauh, Ph.D. See page 10 for description.            design firm, From the Ground Up.                         arborist for 35 years, and a commercial arborist for
                                                                                                                                         over 40 years.
                       Celia Reiss holds a BS from University of Wis-           Sara Stopek See page 47 for description.
                       consin in textile design and an AA from FIT in textile                                                            Linda yang, MArch, has dug in every city condi-
                                                                                Louisa Rawle Tiné, an artist and illustrator with
                       design. She is a botanical artist and designer.                                                                   tion and authored four garden books. For nearly two
                                                                                30 years of experience was the recipient of the
                                                                                                                                         decades a New York Times garden columnist, she is
                       Guy Robinson holds a Ph.D. in Biology, teaches           Garden’s 2004 “Instructor of the Year” Award.
                                                                                                                                         a garden consultant and freelance writer.
                       at Fordham University, and is a frequent lecturer at
                                                                                Ian Tonnessen, owner and principal designer of
                       conferences and seminars.                                                                                         Madeline yanni is a freelance floral and crafts
                                                                                Flowers by Ian Tonnessen, Inc., has over 30 years
                                                                                                                                         designer and holds a Certificate in Floral Design
                       Brad Roeller See page 49 for description.                experience in the floral industry.
                                                                                                                                         from the Garden. She creates her own designs and
                       Allen Rokach See page 22 for description.                Lynn Torgerson is a graduate from the Garden’s           teaches crafts classes for adults and for children.
                                                                                School of Professional Horticulture. Her firm, Lynn
                       Paul Roland, Ph.D., has degrees from NYU,                                                                         Charles yurgalevitch, Ph.D. See page 62 for
                                                                                Torgerson Gardens Ltd, specializes in green roofs,
                       Western Connecticut State University, and Cornell                                                                 description.
                                                                                rooftop gardens, and terraces.
                       University. He is a certified pesticide applicator in
                                                                                                                                         Ellen Zachos See page 46 for description.
                       over 20 categories.                                      Kevin Trotta is a former golf course superinten-
                                                                                dent. He holds a BS in Landscape Horticulture from       Boris Zakharov, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Assistant
                       Lucinda Rooney See page 37 for description.              SUNY Empire College and a MA in Environmental            Professor with CUNY, Manhattan, and a Substitute
                       Roberta Rosenthal is a fine artist, published            Studies from CCNY.                                       Assistant Professor with John Jay College of Crimi-
                       botanical illustrator, and commercial designer with                                                               nal Justice where he is also a course scientist.
                                                                                Melissa Tulig, MS, is a Bioinformatics Manager
                       over 35 years of experience. Owner of RSR De-
                                                                                at the Garden who works on the development of the
                       signs, she has taught at the Garden since 1986.
                                                                                Virtual Herbarium.
                       Charles Ruby See page 42 for description.                Sonia Uyterhoeven is currently Gardener for
                       Michael Ruggiero See page 50 for description.            Public Education at the Garden where she performs
                                                                                a dual role as educator and gardener in the Home
                       Gray Russell See page 49 for description.                Gardening Center.

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