Horticulture Experience of Marjorie Rosen
Marjorie Rosen developed her passion for gardening and horticulture as early as the 1970s while living in London. Since that time, she has been actively involved in horticulture communities in England and the United States. For example, as a past board member of the Royal Oak Foundation, she traveled with prominent figures in British horticulture to many notable gardens throughout the United Kingdom. Ms. Rosen’s activities in England also include serving on the Friends and Foundation Board of the Royal Botanic Garden for a number of years. In the United States, Marjorie Rosen has served on the board of the New York Botanical Garden since 2002, and she previously hosted a New York radio program called The Weekend Gardener.
Educated at the University of Cincinnati, Ms. Rosen completed a bachelor of arts in 1970. Beyond her interests in gardening and horticulture, she has been involved in fine arts as president of Arts Britannia Ltd. in London. She was also involved in theater as a former member of Playwrights Horizons.
New York Botanical Garden to Hold Conservatory Ball in June 2017
Marjorie G. Rosen formerly served as the president of Arts Britannia Ltd. in London, a company that organizations decorative and fine arts tours for individuals and corporate groups. Currently, Marjorie G. Rosen is on the board of directors for the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), which will hold its 2017 Conservatory Ball on June 1.
The Conservatory Ball will welcome guests to an exhibition focused on the works of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. The exhibit will consist of a number of drawings and paintings from Chihuly's long career in addition to approximately 20 new installations. Guests will have the opportunity to view these artworks and tour the botanical garden during the ball’s cocktail tour, which will be followed by dancing in the conservatory tent.
Proceeds will go toward the garden’s botanical research programs and its internationally acclaimed children’s education programs. Botanical research programs funded by the NYBG influence causes for biodiversity and climate change around the world.
New York Botanical Garden Hosts Garden Exhibition by Dale Chihuly
Former host of “The Weekend Gardener” radio program, Marjorie G. Rosen provided advice to gardeners living in eastern Long Island and the Hamptons. Marjorie G. Rosen remains actively involved in the New York gardening community and chairs the Horticulture Committee of the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). This year, NYBG will host an exhibit by artist Dale Chihuly, from April 22 until October 29.
This exhibition marks the first time in more than 10 years that Dale Chihuly will display his art in a major New York garden exhibition. Sponsored by Bank of America, Chihuly’s exhibition includes more than 20 installations. Of the art featured are new works that highlight the water attractions of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Courtyard’s Tropical Pool and the Native Plant Garden. Chihuly’s work reflects his signature use of vibrant colors and organic shapes set against the iconic backdrop of NYBG’s landscape.
The exhibition also includes older works and drawings of Chihuly, offering visitors a glimpse of his evolution as an artist. To learn more about the exhibition, visit www.nybg.org/event/chihuly.