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Gardens and Tonic: New York State of Mind: Exploring Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Other Gardens and Green Spaces in New York City

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Grab your favorite beverage and join Scott Arboretum’s Education Programs and Events Assistant Mandie Curtis Banks through a photographic journey of New York City’s gardens and green spaces. The presentation will primarily focus on the eclectic borough of Brooklyn including the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the surrounding area, which Mandie explored during a scouting trip for the Scott Arboretum last year, as well as last year’s Scott Associates excursion to Brooklyn Bridge Park, Domino Park (also in Brooklyn), and the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. Mandie will also highlight recent visits to the Met Cloisters in Washington Heights and the incomparable Central Park in Manhattan.


The Gardens and Tonic Series are virtual webinars with horticulture professionals. Grab your favorite beverage and join Julie Jenney from the Scott Arboretum and a featured horticulture professional for plant-related topics, adventures, and stories – as well as design focused talks on private and public gardens. Time will be set aside to answer your questions.

Registration is free but required. Participants must have Zoom downloaded on their computer and be comfortable using it. The webinar link will be included in the confirmation email received after registering online.


More about Mandie Curtis Banks

Mandie Curtis Banks is enjoying her second year at the Scott Arboretum as the Education Programs and Events Assistant following last year’s Education Internship. She has had a career in the arts and education fields for over 23 years. Mandie has held positions at the Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square where she served as the Chair of the Performing Arts Department and Dance and Theatre Director, Strath Haven High School in Wallingford where she continues to serve as the Choreographer and Theatre Co-Director, as well as internships at FringeArts in Philadelphia and the Darlington Arts Center in Garnet Valley in development, events, and programming. Mandie holds a B.A. in Theatre from West Chester University, an Elementary Education Teacher Certificate from Moravian College, and a Yoga Teacher Certification. Mandie has recently been accepted to Drexel University’s Master of Science graduate program in Arts Administration and Museum Leadership. She hopes to continue to work in the public garden field where she can share her passion for nature, arts, and education.

Mandie is excited to share this program highlighting a few of New York’s gardens since she called New York City home for many years while she pursued a career on Broadway. She even met her husband there who was born and raised in Manhattan.


September 17
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Virtual Meeting