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BBG Director Emeritus Elizabeth Scholtz

New Woodland Garden Named in Honor of Elizabeth Scholtz

November 2014

Made possible with a generous gift from an anonymous donor, the new Woodland Garden, projected to break ground in summer 2015, has been named for BBG Director Emeritus Elizabeth Scholtz, one of the living legends of public gardens in the world today.

When it opens in spring 2017, the Elizabeth Scholtz Woodland Garden will display a diverse range of plants suitable for shade gardens and highlight sustainable water conservation techniques. We will be sharing renderings and designs for this final garden to be created through the Campaign for the Next Century in the near future.

Green Facts

The Garden is working to save water, and you can too. The average New York home wastes as much as 11,000 gallons of water each year—that’s 30 gallons a day!