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The New York Botantical Garden Antique Garden Furniture Show

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The Antique Garden Furniture Show at The New York Botanical Garden is something that Martha and I look forward to every year.

Not only are we sure to find beautiful garden antiques and ornaments, but lots of rare and unusual plants, trees, and shrubs.

It is always a pleasure to see dealers who have become friends over the years and to stroll through the grandeur of the garden at one of the best times of the year.

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Upon entering the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, there was a stunning display of orchids and ferns in the reflecting pool.

1 Upon entering the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, there was a stunning display of orchids and ferns in the reflecting pool.

This pair of cast cement garden ornaments caught my eye.

2 This pair of cast cement garden ornaments caught my eye.

Great prototype for outdoor garden furniture.

3 Great prototype for outdoor garden furniture.

This is a just a small sampling of a large number of Belgian tin buckets. I love how they were displayed.

4 This is a just a small sampling of a large number of Belgian tin buckets. I love how they were displayed.

Martha was completely delighted to come upon this pair of stone chow chows.

5 Martha was completely delighted to come upon this pair of stone chow chows.

This candle holder was so sculptural and dramatic -- definitely an eye-catching piece.

6 This candle holder was so sculptural and dramatic -- definitely an eye-catching piece.

I love palm fronds and these couldn't be more elegant.

7 I love palm fronds and these couldn't be more elegant.

I am a sucker for an urn -- especially one this beautiful.

8 I am a sucker for an urn -- especially one this beautiful.

More inspiration for outdoor garden furniture.

9 More inspiration for outdoor garden furniture.

Martha and our friend Lyndon Miller who along with being a lovely hostess is an accomplished landscape architect who has created gardens for The Central Park Zoo, Bryant Park, The New York Botanical Garden, Madison Square Park, and Wagner Park in Battery Park City.

10 Martha and our friend Lyndon Miller who along with being a lovely hostess is an accomplished landscape architect who has created gardens for The Central Park Zoo, Bryant Park, The New York Botanical Garden, Madison Square Park, and Wagner Park in Battery Park City.

The evening sky was the perfect backdrop for the palatial architecture of the greenhouses and the majestic specimen trees.

11 The evening sky was the perfect backdrop for the palatial architecture of the greenhouses and the majestic specimen trees.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

12 The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

The smell of these blossoms was not to be believed.

13 The smell of these blossoms was not to be believed.

Can you believe this sight?

14 Can you believe this sight?

The conservatory looks like an opal with the sunset outlining the palm trees.

15 The conservatory looks like an opal with the sunset outlining the palm trees.

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It's hard to believe this isn't a painting.

19 It's hard to believe this isn't a painting.

The path leading to the new Azalea Garden.

20 The path leading to the new Azalea Garden.

The chartreuse works so well with the pink azalea blossoms.

21 The chartreuse works so well with the pink azalea blossoms.

Heavenly.

22 Heavenly.

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Clouds of pink and magenta.

24 Clouds of pink and magenta.

The peonies look like goose eggs.

25 The peonies look like goose eggs.

I love this fire-engine red.

26 I love this fire-engine red.

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Comments (4)

  • Gorgeous and beautiful post! I would love to visit the New York Botanical Garden love the antique garden furniture and accessories! your photos are amazing Kevin.

  • Hi Kevin Thanks for this blog post about the NY Botanical Garden Antique Garden Furniture Show-everything is beautiful! Love all of your terrific photos, especially the cute one of Martha! You and Martha sure have fun together at places like that and everywhere else! Did you buy anything?! Thanks for sharing! Jan

  • Wow! Some pretty amazing and beautiful pics Kev! I'm a long time lurker and first time commenter!

  • Interesting Blog !!

    Nice share

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