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Martha Stewart

John and
Barbara Cirkva Schumacher, Coco
and Arie Kopelman

Coleman Burke and
Princess Michael of Kent

Maintaining World Class
Horticultural Excellence

Text by Roger Webster
Photos by Thos Robinson/PMc

HE New York Botanical Garden celebrated spring with a cocktail party to preview its annual Antique Garden Furniture Show, which raised $235,000 to maintain their world class horticultural excellence.

The show, oldest and finest in the country, included exquisite furniture and ornaments from 35 antique garden furniture dealers in the country, as well as books, architectural elements, American glass and antique rugs.

It was a glorious evening for the chairmen, Susan Burke, Somers Farkas, Muffy Miller, Bunny Williams and Calvert Moore.

They greeted 750 guests including  Princess Michael of Kent, Martha Stewart, Coleman Burke, Coco and Arie Kopelman, Audrey Gruss, Donald Miller, Nicole and Derek Limbocker, Mary and Marvin Davidson, Mark Gilbertson, Marjorie Reed Gordon, Jessie Araskog, John and Barbara Robinson, William and Catherine Sweeney Singer, and Andrea Stark.

The antique exhibitors included Chanel’s Barbara Cirkva Schumacher representing Fleur, the shop which she owns with her husband John; Treillage Ltd, Waterford Gardens; and the collection of Barbara and Tom Israel.

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