Remembering American Philanthropist and Gardener Harriet Barnes Pratt

Mrs. Pratt speaking at the dedication of the Harding Laboratory at the New York Botanical Garden on Oct. 24, 1956

“Harriet is remembered for coming up with the idea for Gardens on Parade – a half-acre, stunning display during the 1939 World’s Fair.” On this day, March 18th, 1969, the philanthropist and gardener Harriet Barnes Pratt died.   Harriet had married Harold Irving Pratt, the youngest son of the Pratt Institute’s founder and a founder…

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