The Horticultural Society of New York Hosts Book Talk
Photo: Courtesy of Edmund D. Hollander Landscape Architecture Design
The Horticultural Society of New York celebrates the respected work of Edmund Hollander and Maryanne Connelly as they release their book, The Private Oasis. Hollander and Connelly are two of New York’s leading landscape architects; their book guides readers through a series of remarkable landscapes and gardens, explaining how to apply their techniques.
The “Book Talk” will feature Hollander as he speaks candidly about the projects that make up the book. The Horticultural Society of New York hosts the event at their location, Floor 13, 148 West 37th Street New York, NY 10018 on Monday, May 21st. Doors will open at 6 pm and the talk beings at 6:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Since founding Edmund D. Hollander Landscape Architecture Design in 1990, Hollander and Connelly have designed hundreds of residential landscapes, from palatial to the more modest. They believe every landscape has a story to tell. The aim of the landscape architect- working with the homeowners, the site and the architecture of the house is to decide what the story is and see that it is told well.
Edmund Hollander is President of Edmund Hollander Design, a firm with offices in New York and Sag Harbor, which includes environmental planners, landscape architects and horticulturists. He has taught at the City College of the University of New York and the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania and has lectured at the New York Botanical Garden. He is a past president of New York Chapter ASLA and was recently elected a fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Maryanne Connelly graduated with a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She was able to apply her interests in the field of botany and art to this holistic design profession. After teaching at the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences she moved to New York City and has been a Landscape Architect in both the public and private sectors. She was involved with the development of waterfront and ecologically sensitive parks while working for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and reviewed historic landscapes and design projects for the New York State Council on the Arts. She has taught at Pratt Institute and the New York Botanical Gardens.
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