It started with an idea…. Dwight Brooks (Principal of Dwight Brooks Horticulturist) noticed that the landscape at the Katonah Village train station was in need of attention and he set out to improve the views. As he says “I just got a bee in my bonnet.” First, he organized a team of local Westchester landscape architects and designers. The team included himself and Leslie Dock of Dwight Brooks Horticulturist, Lynn Becker of Trout Lily Design; Eve Hundt, Tom Hayden and Kristi Wright of The Katonah Village Improvement Society and Tracey Miller of Tracey Miller Associates. Tracey Miller Associates donated the drawings and Katonah Publishing donated the promotional materials that spearheaded the fundraising efforts.
Chris Burdick, Supervisor of the Town of Bedford, embraced the concept and promoted the project to completion. The newly installed native plantings provide rich habitat and vibrant, eye-catching views for shoppers and shop keepers on Katonah Avenue. The town is thrilled!