Lynden B. Miller, Public Garden Designer, received the Russel Wright Award for her pioneering work in urban garden design. Her steadfast belief that good public open spaces can change city life, echoes Russel Wright’s own work in Washington DC for the National Park Service as well as at Manitoga. Ms. Miller is the Director of The Conservatory Garden in Central Park, which she rescued in 1982. Her designs in NYC include Bryant Park, The New York Botanical Garden, Madison Square Park, and Chelsea Cove for the Hudson River Park Trust. She is a Trustee of the Central Park Conservancy, New Yorkers for Parks and the New York Botanical Garden, and teaches at New York University and Columbia University. She is the author of Parks, Plants and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape.