Photograph of Kevin WiecksKevin Wiecks has been the Landscape Curator at Bayard Cutting Arboretum for the past year. He is responsible for plant selection and acquisition, as well as the design and maintenance of plant collections throughout the arboretum. Kevin has an extensive history in public horticulture, working in many different types of gardens. He was the Horticulturist at The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Managing Horticulturist at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton; and the Senior Gardener at Randall’s Island, NYC. Kevin holds a B.S. in Horticulture from Cornell University and is an ISA Certified Arborist.

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE

  • 3:00P | Horticultural Practices for a Changing World: Sustainable Gardening at Bayard Cutting Arboretum

    Kevin will speak on his observations and adaptations to the environmental challenges he has faced during his career in public horticulture - from growing fruit in the Negev Desert in Israel to restoring a three-quarter of a mile perennial border on the Harlem River after Hurricane Sandy. Most importantly, he will discuss the projects and horticultural practices at Bayard Cutting Arboretum that are being adopted in response to the stresses of climate change.

 

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