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!
Bella Meyer is a gifted florist in New York. (Read more about her story in our article about her and her store—did you know she's Marc Chagall's granddaughter?) This arrangement was one of her contributions.
Though it rained on the day of the party, the James Beard Foundation's house provided a cozy space for cocktails, with drinks made with Tito's Handmade Vodka and wines from Raymond Vineyards.
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!
Another large arrangement by Bella Meyer sits inside the entrance of the James Beard Foundation House.
In addition to the many sponsors who helped with the garden, we would also like to extend our thanks to Aromatherapy Associates, Fabulous Stationery, and Ethel Gloves, all of who provided items for the gift bags for all of our guests!