Lynden B. Miller is a public garden designer in New York City who was trained as a painter and studied horticulture at The New York Botanical Garden before beginning her public career. Based on her belief that good public open spaces can change city life, she has designed over 40 gardens and parks in all five boroughs since 1982 and is the author of “Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape.” Her work includes landscape improvements to campuses at Columbia, Princeton, and Stony Brook University.  She has designed two gardens at Bayard Cutting Arboretum and also 12 acres of the landscape at Stony Brook University. In response to the events of 9/11, Ms. Miller created the Daffodil Project which has now overseen the planting of six million daffodils in parks, schools and housing projects all over the city of New York.

Since 1980, there has been significant “greening” of public spaces in New York City. Ms. Miller will speak about the changes that have occurred over the past 35 years and highlight the gardens she designed around the metropolitan area and at Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

 

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