It’s Henriette Suhr Day! The grand gardener from Chappaqua is being honored by proclamation of the Westchester County Board of Legislators.
Last night, the New Castle Town Board and Planning Board honored Suhr for her early and continuing interest in conservation, preservation and acquisition of open spaces within the town.
Suhr with her well-worn copy of Rachel Carson’s 1962 seminal book on environment, Silent Spring. Photos by Christine Yeres and her daughter Sophia, courtesy of the New Castle Now website. Click here for a link to Christine Yeres’ article on Suhr and her garden.
(The photo of her in her 13-acre garden is by our Peter Carr.)
Scot Medbury, the president of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden told Town Board members she and Rocky Hills were both a local treasure and a national treasure.
A reception in her honor was held in the gallery of the Chappaqua Library after the presentation.