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The Magical Gardens of Bunny Mellon

Event Details

Date: September 26, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm
–7:30 pm

Presented in Association with the Greenwich Botanical Center

Picture courtesy of Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Join us for an evening of garden history and design in this presentation that covers much of Bunny Mellon’s life and focuses on her emergence as an important landscape designer. Beginning with her childhood exposure to the Olmstead brothers, this talk will highlight key moments in her life and career ranging from her redesign of the White House Rose Garden to her establishment of the Oak Spring Foundation, along with her enduring legacy centering the importance of ecology and design.

Speaker Biography

Jennifer Yates

Jennifer Yates' has an artistic, architectural and landscape background with extensive experience. She received her degrees at the Rhode Island School of Design and attended classes at the New York Botanical Garden. She currently practices landscape design for local companies as well as through Jennifer Yates Landscapes. She has won several awards for her work.