NEW YORK, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Botanical Garden's Antique Garden Furniture Show and Sale celebrates its 20th year on April 27-29, opening with a Benefit Preview Party and Collectors' Plant Sale on April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m., sponsored by 1stdibs. Show hours Friday-Sunday are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Garden antique specialists will offer tours and booth talks daily, and complimentary tastings―tea from Bellocq Tea Atelier and Mighty Leaf Tea Company, wine from The Naked Grape, and chocolate from The Chocolate Room―will celebrate the show's 20th year. Special presentations include French inspired floral designs, pots inspired by Tuscan traditions, the secrets of artisanal teas, and a book signing with In The Garden's author Stacy Bass.
More than 30 exhibitors feature antique cast iron and marble fountains, wicker furniture, cast iron and stone garden seating, statues, urns and vases, bird cages and bird baths, gates, antiquarian books on gardens, and architectural ornament. Highlights include a c. 1940 English lead fountain figure of a young maiden holding a fish aloft (Barbara Israel Garden Antiques) and a French 1875 cast iron fountain of a boy holding a swan (Cote Jardin Antiques) and an unusual 1920s metal weeping willow tree (Judith and James Milne, Inc.).
Garden ornament with known provenance includes architectural finials from a dismantled castle outside of Geneva (Fleur), a life-sized carved stone deer from a Loire valley chateau (French Country Living Antiques), cast stone antique dragon sculptures from a Main Line Philadelphia estate (Aileen Minor Antiques) and a massive 1st-4th century terracotta oil jar excavated in the 19th century at the church of St. Paul's Outside the Walls, Rome (Village Braider Antiques).
The Antique Garden Furniture Show and Sale takes place in a tent surrounded by flowering trees, plants, and shrubs outside the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. The fee of $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $7 for children includes an an All-Garden Pass. Advance tickets are available online at www.nybg.org; for Preview Party tickets and information, please call 718.817.8885.
CONTACT: Nick Leshi, +1-718-817-8658
SOURCE The New York Botanical Garden