James Beard Garden: Party!
Party pictures from our unveiling of the James Beard Foundation House's garden renovation!
If you've had a chance to pick up a copy of our November/December issue, you might have seen our article about the James Beard Garden Renovation. If you want to catch up on the renovation, here are our earlier posts about the garden's transformation:
Week 1: Introducing the renovation
Week 2: Working with a landscape architect, designer, and drawing up plans
Week 3: Working with professional arborists
Week 4: Time-lapse videos of the renovation
Week 5: Installing outdoor refrigerators
Week 6: The finished garden!
We thought we would share with you some photos of our party to unveil the new garden that was held in September, complete with flower arrangements from our GARDEN DESIGN advisory board members!
Saipua, aka Sarah Ryhanen, one of our Advisory Board members and a Brooklyn-based florist, made two arrangements, including this small one for the bar.
When the rain let up, some guests wandered outside to mingle, snacking on hors d'oeuvres and enjoying the new garden, under the newly pruned and lifted birch tree, which was trimmed by Bartlett Tree Experts.
A silver urn filled with ferns was created by Matthew Robbins, a leading florist and one of our Advisory Board members.
Landscape architect Paul Keyes (an Advisory Board member) and GARDEN DESIGN's Style Director Lindsey Taylor, the two masterminds behind the garden renovation, chat together at the party.
A larger flower arrangement by Sarah Ryhanen sits on the True Professional Series refrigerators along with some tasty hors d'oeuvres.
Guests peered out of the greenhouse at the garden in the rain.
Frances Palmer brought her own dahilas (read her article about how to plant dahlias here) in one of her own vases—the blooms were stunning, colorful, and huge!