Tuesday, March 19, 2019
6:30 – 8 p.m
Free program; preregistration required, regular parking fees apply.
Lenhardt Library, Regenstein Center
Join us for our One Book One Garden discussion featuring Honeybee Hotel by Leslie Day. For more than 100 years, the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, an iconic Manhattan landmark, has been internationally renowned for its lavish parties, luxurious galas, and fine cuisine. In its earliest days, the posh art deco landmark was topped with a beautiful rooftop garden for guests to enjoy. In 2012, executive chef David Garcelon spearheaded the restoration of the celebrated rooftop garden at the Waldorf Astoria, including the installation of six beehives. Learn the fascinating story of the luxury hotel and the creative genius behind the restaurants’ culinary masterpieces. In Honeybee Hotel, you will meet the hotel staff, local horticulturists, and skilled beekeepers who proved that nature can thrive in an urban landscape. This is an inside story that will be loved by history buffs, gardening fans, and bee lovers alike.
Dr. Leslie Day is an urban naturalist who taught biology and environmental science for more than 20 years. She currently leads nature walks and teaches at the New York Botanical Garden.
Copies of Honeybee Hotel are available at the Garden Shop and Lenhardt Library. (Garden members may check out books from Lenhardt Library.)
Read the book and come to the Garden for a group book discussion. Our discussion will be led by Stacy Stoldt, manager of Library Public Services and rare book specialist, and Mary Plunkett, retired Chicago Botanic Garden manager of Interpretive Programs. Selections from the Lenhardt Library’s Rare Book Collection will be available for viewing. Please register early as space is limited.