Lynden Miller

Lynden B. Miller is a public garden designer in New York City. In 1982, she rescued and restored The Conservatory Garden in Central Park. Based on her belief that good public open spaces can change city life, she has designed many other gardens and parks in all five boroughs since that time. She is the author of Parks, Plants and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape, published by Norton in 2009. The book was the winner of American Horticultural Society 2010 National Book Award. In 2018, she was named a Living Landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. Her work in New York City includes designs for over 45 different public projects in gardens and parks in all 5 boroughs, for example: Bryant Park, The New York Botanical Garden, Wagner Park in Battery Park City and Madison Square Park. She redesigned the plantings for the British Garden in Hanover Square and has reinvigorated the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park. In October 1999, Smith College honored Mrs. Miller, describing her as one “who uses the beauty and enchantment of public gardens to instill new pride in communities and change the personal and public experience of urban life.”