In Full Bloom: The Native Plant Garden Meadow at NYBG

On Saturday August 10, 2013, OvS Principal Eric Groft accompanied Barbara Slifka to a Nature Conservancy event honoring both donors and Charlie Marder of Marder’s Nursery.

While we may not have been enjoying the summer heat wave, native meadow plants have been thriving in the sun and hot weather. The newly-opened Native Plant Garden Meadow at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is bursting into bloom and is full of life. OvS Principal Sheila Brady and Senior Associates Marisa Scalera and Hilary Oat-Judge, in coordination with the garden’s curators, designed the garden to showcase the beauty of the native grasses and perennials that thrive in the dry heat of the summer. The bright blooms of the Liatris species, Helianthus species, Ratibida pinnata, and Lobelia cardinalis are attracting pollinators and the garden is buzzing with life.

See the full splendor of the Native Plant Garden Meadow by clicking here or taking a virtual tour: