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Maitreyi Roy

Executive Director, Bartram’s Garden

Since joining Bartram’s Garden as Executive Director in 2012, Maitreyi Roy worked with her staff, the board, and community leaders to restore and transform Bartram’s Garden as a historic and cultural asset for the Southwest Philadelphia community. Roy previously served as Senior Vice President for Programs at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

As a 2007 Eisenhower Fellow, Roy studied the best practices in urban open space policies and landscape design in Europe. She is trained as an architect and received a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Design School at Harvard University.

In 2022, Roy spoke with USA Today about utilizing Bartram’s Garden as an inclusive space rooted in racial equity, especially amidst the increased visitation driven by the pandemic and other external forces. She advocates for the public to invest in cultural sites, such as the Garden, to improve community relations and offer Philadelphia residents meaningful experiences with nature.