Bartram's Garden names new executive director

Posted: August 11, 2012

Maitreyi Roy, a top officer of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, has been named executive director of Bartram's Garden by the John Bartram Association, which oversees the city-owned historic house and 45 acres along the Schuylkill in Southwest Philadelphia.

Shespent 19 years with the Horticultural Society, most recently as senior vice president for programs and planning. She holds a bachelor of architecture degree from the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi and a master's in landscape architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

Roy starts her new job Aug. 30, succeeding Louise Turan, who retired in March.

Bartram's Garden is the 18th-century homestead of John Bartram, America's first botanist. - Virginia A. Smith

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