April 27, 2012

It’s not everyday that I make a direct appeal to you, our Tumblr friends, but today, I’m going to do that.

As you can see from the photographs above, the Garden is a beautiful place, possibly most so in the spring. But then again, every single day, when I leave my office to do something mundane like walking to the train, I think it’s the most beautiful it can be. And then it happens again, and again. I pinch myself daily to be lucky enough to work here.

It’s easy to overlook the need for preservation of the landscape; I mean, what do plants and landscapes need to be preserved for? But, it’s not true. Plants do need to be preserved, to be protected, and the landscape needs to be tended and nurtured and cared for. It’s a tough concept to defend, but I will: The world needs beauty, and we need to preserve the Garden.

Please consider voting daily for the Garden to win part of a $3 million grant from Partners in Preservation so that we may preserve a small piece of Nature’s Showplace for many generations of future New Yorkers!

If you reblog this photo set, please consider leaving the above paragraph in place. If you do, I’ll buy you an ice cream! (Just kidding, but you will have my undying gratitude.) ~AR

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