On Thursday, April 25, Eric Groft attended the Preview Party & Collectors’ Plant Sale at the New York Botanical Garden.
It was a beautiful spring evening full of plants, art, furniture, and a colorful cast of characters in attendance including Bunny Williams, Renny Reynolds, John Danzer, Barbara and Christian Dixon, Kendall Cronstom, Alejandro Saralegui, Peter McQuillan, and Adam Rose.
Eric was accompanied to the event by OvS client Annachiara Danieli of Manhattan and Springs, New York. Before the evening ended, Eric and Anna got a chance to take a peek at the New Native Garden slated to open next Friday, May 3rd. The live plant auction was particularly interesting. It featured a Cornus walkerii which NYBG Arthur Ross Vice President of Horticulture and Living Collections Todd Forrest described as “very rare.” Eric and Anna were out-bid on the tree by financier Michael Feinstein who will add it to his famous property in Mount Kisco.