In 2008, when June Kroeschell was President of NGC, Brian Holley and Jill Barry from the Botanical Garden approached senior members of the Club to discuss naming rights for the second phase of capital improvements. One of the proposed options was the garden area outside of what was to become Kapnick Hall. The contribution would be made up of Garden Club funds combined with contributions from members.
Liz Chehayl became president in April 2008, as negotiations were still going on. Along came the big downturn in the summer of 2008 and many things changed. In phase two, only the Asian and the Florida Gardens were going forward. The yet-to-be named Idea Garden was part of the overall Florida Garden.
Then Liz took a brilliant idea to the board and then to NBG about a better … Read More