Woody and Brian were best known to many people in the Ithaca area for the 32 years that they operated Brianwood Antiques. Early in his career, Brian worked in landscaping and developed a lifelong love of gardening. He and Woody often brought their out-of-town guests to tour the gardens at Cornell Botanic Gardens. Of all the great places to visit in Ithaca, Cornell Botanic Gardens was Brian’s favorite, particularly the groundcover collection. Brian died in 1999 and Woody passed away in 2006, leaving most of his estate as a gift to Cornell Botanic Gardens for the construction of this building in Brian’s memory.
Happy Spring! The F.R. Newman Arboretum is open to vehicles and the Cascadilla Gorge Trail is open for the season.X