FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2016
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New Historical Poster Gallery at Clark Garden Tells History of Fanny Dwight Clark
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Councilman Peter Zuckerman, in conjunction with the Clark Garden Auxiliary, announced the opening of a brand new historical poster exhibit, entitled “Pictorial History of Clark Gardens, and its founder, Fanny Clark.”
The gallery, located inside of the Clark House, features six posters that tell the complete history of how Fanny Dwight Clark shaped what we now know as Clark Botanic Garden. According to one of the posters, the history began in the early 1920’s when Clark started to import “boxcars of topsoil and laid out the lawns and plantations of trees and shrubs, white pines and flowering cherries.” The exhibit was created courtesy of Marie Ramos and Jeanette DelPonte of the Clark Garden Auxiliary.
Clark Botanic Garden features 12 acres of labeled gardens, trees, ponds and streams. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until April, and until 6 p.m. beginning in May. The garden is located at 193 I.U. Willets Road in Albertson.
Supervisor Bosworth and Councilman Zuckerman talk with Marie Ramos and Jeanette DelPonte of the Clark Garden Auxiliary.
From left, Deputy Parks Commissioner John Darcy, Councilman Peter Zuckerman, Jeanette DelPonte, Marie Ramos, Supervisor Bosworth, Parks Commissioner Jill Weber, and Town Horticulturist Bonnie Klein.