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How Doth the Garden Grow: Radical Rehabs, Before and After

Architectural Digest
How Doth the Garden Grow: Radical Rehabs, Before and After
Monday, July 14, 2014, by Spencer Peterson

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Upon moving to New York City in 1995, actress, singer, activist, and fabulous penthouse owner Bette Midler founded the New York Restoration Project, which has since acquired over 50 community gardens in underserved communities and rehabbed nearly half of them. Pictured above is Bed-Stuy‘s Garden of Hope, which was adopted in 2006 by interior designer Ellie Cullman and reopened in May 2008 after a redesign that brought in travertine pavers, hedges of espaliered Euonymus, and a gazebo surrounded by sculptural concrete globes.

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