Help Sustain New York City Landmark Gardens: Enter Our Partners in Preservation Contest for Chance to Win $50!

May 15, 2012 by


If awarded  funds from the Partners in Preservation grant, The New York Botanical Garden hopes to conduct a comprehensive restoration of the Rock Garden Cascade.

Urban Gardens wants to give you a $50 American Express gift card for entering this week’s contest sponsored by Partners in Preservation!


The Bartow-Pell Mansion in the Bronx enjoys a terraced garden and an enclosed formal garden with beautiful stone walls on three sides. If awarded grant funds, they will restore the garden with a sustainable maintenance plan to reduce upkeep while preserving the intent of the original design.

Easy to Win
All you have to do is share in the comments section below this post who you voted for in the Partners in Preservation program and we will select five winners on Friday, May 18 at 5:00pm.


Through climbing vines at sunset, a view from The High Line of  the Frank Gehry building aglow. Grant would be used for restoration of the Tenth Avenue Square sunken overlook deck and stairway repair. Photo: Robin Horton, Urban Gardens.

Grants for Our Country’s Historic Places
The Partners in Preservation Program is a program in which American Express, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, awards preservation grants to historic places across the country. This year the program is taking place in New York City and 40 sites across the five boroughs have been selected to participate. We’ve already covered two of the 40 sites: The Japan Society and The Louis Armstrong House Museum, and will be publishing about another site on May 21.


If awarded a grant, The Queens County Farm Museum will use funds for the restoration of the 220 year-old farmhouse’s windows and roof. Photo: Robin Horton, Urban Gardens.

Help Preserve New York City History
You can help your favorite site vie for their share of the $3 million preservation grant by voting online once a day every day until May 21 at 11:59pm. Your votes support your favorite NYC places and offer them a chance to receive needed grant funding.

Entry Details
Share which sites you voted for in the comment section of this post below. From those who shared their votes, we’ll pick five winners at random on Friday, March 18 at 5:00PM. Entrants must be 18 years old. Good luck!

  • Georgis

    I voted for the Jefferson Market Library.

  • http://www.QuestionAndPlanter.com Emmon

    Oh my! The rock garden cascade is just stunning! What a wonderful cause!

  • Annette

    I voted for the Louis Armstrong home based on your article.

  • Mary W

    I voted for the Bartow-Pell Mansion restoration of the terraced gardens with a sustainable plan. Built in 1836-1842, this beautiful garden needs our help!

  • patty sechi

    I vote for the rock garden cascade.

  • http://www.localfood.me Jay Geneske

    While all are worthwhile, I voted for the Queens Farm.

  • Cathie Andress

    So many worthy choices but I voted for the NYBG which holds a special place in my heart.

  • Eunju Namkung

    I cast my vote for the Bartlow-Pell Mansion. I wish it the best!

  • Scot

    Cool cause! Just tweeted this out on @lochnessponds

    It looks like the “online” link above is broken. Was it pointing to here: http://partnersinpreservation.com/ ?

  • Corki

    I voted for the Bronx Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center.
    Very cool looking building!
    Thanks for the new link Scot!

  • Cheryl

    I voted for the Highline! It has brought an exciting new point of interest to the city and in very accessable to the public.

  • Lita Sollisch

    Louis Armstrong House Museum – I can hear Louie now – Blow your horn, lou

    d and clear!

  • http://michellemadonnadesign.com Michelle Madonna

    I am voting for the NYBG restoration of the Rock Garden Cascade. Though I live in LA now, my heart is always in New York, where I am from. Many special memories at the NYBG. :)

  • Kimberly Russell

    voting for the NYBG restoration of the Rock Garden Cascade. this is just amazing to look at.

  • allison

    nybg rockgarden

  • patricia caradonna

    My vote goes to the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine.

  • http://yourfrenchaccent.com Catherine Grison

    Bonjour! I voted for the transportation of the Coney Island B&B Carousell back to Brooklin! I love carousells, still! ;-)

  • Rosario

    I voted for the Rock Garden Cascade at the NY Botanical Garden

  • http://UrbanGardens Monna Lee

    Hands down, the New York Botanical Garden. Sustainability for the ecosystem.

  • http://UrbanGardens Monna Lee

    New York Botanical Garden! Sustainability for our ecosystem!

  • http://myplantconnection.com/index.php Sabrina Buttitta

    While the NYBG and the HL are both beautiful places with so much to offer, I vote for The Bartow-Pell Mansion because it represents another example of New York history and culture that also needs to be preserved and celebrated.

  • Monica Young

    I voted for Brooklyn Public Library :)

  • Tina M

    I voted for Erasmus Hall Campus – Stained Glass Windows

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