Marjorie G. Rosen spent more than a dozen years as president of Arts Britannia, Ltd., based in London. She moved back to the United States during that time and became involved in her community. A longtime member of the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), Marjorie G. Rosen serves as vice chairman of its board of directors and chairs the horticulture committee.
Founded in 1891, the NYBG sits on 250 acres and includes more than one million living plants. With more than one million annual visitors enjoying the grounds, the garden encourages families and schools to attend and learn about ecosystems. The NYBG also features the world’s largest conservation and plant research programs, with more than 200 staff members working in the garden’s molecular labs and fields.
To celebrate the NYBG’s 125th anniversary in 2016, the garden is hosting a variety of celebratory events. One event, scheduled for September 25, is the Edible Academy Family Garden Picnic. For the past 60 years, the NYBG has excelled in organic vegetable gardening education. Individuals are invited to visit the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, which supports the Edible Academy, and enjoy a picnic. This academy promotes nutrition and healthy living, as well as provides food for 100,000 children, parents, and teachers. It also includes a teaching greenhouse, green roof, and two high-tech classrooms.