Bette’s Council

Through the support and commitment of Bette’s Council, NYRP guarantees the right of every New Yorker to safe, clean, beautiful open space. In 52 community gardens, on 75 acres of City parkland, and across numerous neighborhoods, we’ve planted trees and created more than 300 green spaces at schools, affordable housing developments, senior centers, and other community gathering places. For over 20 years, our network of spaces throughout the five boroughs has transformed hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers’ lives. When you join Bette’s Council you will be deeply rewarded in knowing that each of them thanks you for the difference you make to their health, welfare and community, and so does Bette. Please join her in changing this city.

For more information, including options for structuring your membership gift, please contact 212-333-2552 or email Michael Yerdon, Deputy Director of Development, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


  • High quality, framed photograph of Bette in her favorite NYRP garden—signed just for you by our founder!
  • Invitations to seasonal events hosted exclusively for members of Bette’s Council
  • Early Invitation and special seating for two new Divine Arts shows featuring premiere performing artists
  • Garden tours led by NYRP board members and other distinctive leaders
  • Special recognition as a member of Bette’s Council in our Annual Report

All Tend benefits and...

  • Invitation for two people to attend two cocktail hours held before our new Divine Arts performances

All Cultivate benefits and...

  • Invitations to receptions for featured speakers in our new thought leadership series

All Nurture benefits and...

  • A garden party for six in an NYRP garden of your choice, including a private tour and a catered picnic

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