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!

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