The Helen V. Froehlich Foundation: Funding for Lake George, But Also Botanical Gardens

While she was known as the quiet older woman who hiked around New York State’s Lake George with her dog Frodo, Helen Voltz Froehlich lived a life of adventure, going on mapping expeditions in the Yukon, climbing mountains, and writing books. Her devotion to the outdoors, and the place she eventually called home, inspired a foundation that continues to fund conservation and botanical gardens.

Read More

Meet The Chemical King Who Cultivates Conservatories

Pierre S. du Pont's money came from a corporate empire of chemicals and cars — the family business is a little 200-year-old company called DuPont — but he's probably best known for buying a plot of land west of Philadelphia in 1906 and turning it into one of the nicest botanical gardens in the country.

Read More