Tessa Huxley is a park management consultant with a career devoted to green spaces: building and maintaining public landscapes and nurturing the communities that support and sustain those special places.

Her passion runs from urban gardens on vacant lots to adventure playgrounds, from intensely used public parks to community dog runs. She was ED of the Green Guerillas for 5 years and ED of Battery Park City Parks Conservancy for 28 years. In 2017-8 she was temporary managing horticulturalist at the Met Cloisters. Currently she is on the steering committee of Gardens Rising, Neighbors to Save Rivington House, and the Advisory Board of Bard Early Colleges. She is at heart a cultivator of both plants and people. Whether managing a staff of 100 with a $12 million budget or volunteering her time, her philosophy and approach are the same: plan carefully for a sustainable future, promote diversity, prune as needed, and encourage growth.

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