Inside a Magical Bronx Rose-Garden Party

Nicole Cohen

A few days ago, the New York Botanical Garden hosted its 25th anniversary of the Rose Garden Dinner. This year it honored the garden’s curator, “rosarian” Stephen Scanniello, and legendary actress and rose enthusiast Dame Julie Andrews. The night began with cocktails at dusk at the world-renowned rose garden, a magical place, especially in the dark. The night culminated with a seated dinner, dancing, and a small ceremony honoring Scanniello and Andrews. Board member Sigourney Weaver presented the latter with an antique botanical drawing.

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