The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx is one of the most important botanical gardens in the world, modeled after the Kew Gardens in London. It is set on 250 acres next to the World Conservation Society, the two world class institutions occupying what was once the estate of tobacco baron Pierre Lorillard.
Vancouver yacht maker can cane carver Ivan Wilson was commissioned to commemorate the Garden through a cane. The handle of the cane is a replica of the Garden conservatory dome, also the site of the annual Christmas train show. Various flowers from the Garden are carved down the shaft.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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