Lynden Miller designs gardens for the people! This week on We Dig Plants, Carmen Devito and Alice Marcus Krieg are chatting on the phone with public park garden designer, Lynden Miller. Lynden was a painter when she redesigned and restored the Central Park Conservatory Garden. Since then, Lynden has designed gardens in Madison Square Park, Wagner Park, the Central Park Zoo, and more! Listen in to hear Lynden discuss the need for parks and plants in low income neighborhoods. Learn about the importance of park and garden maintenance, and learn why lawns are not ideal for recreational parks in New York City. Hear about the parallels between parks and libraries! How have Lynden’s garden designs bled out into the streets? Tune into We Dig Plants to find out! This program has been sponsored by Whole Foods.
“After thirty years, I’m not that interested in creating gardens. I want to do things for the less well-served parts of the city that don’t have great parks.” [8:10]
“The two things that add to the quality of life- that don’t require a lot of money- are parks and libraries. And the city just cuts the heck outta em!” [26:10]
— Lynden Miller on We Dig Plants