The Versailles & Giverny Foundation Today
The Munn Programs
At Giverny: We underwrite “The Munn Volunteer Program” which recruits garden volunteers from all over the world, be it The New York Botanical Gardens School of Professional Horticulture, Princeton University, S.U.N.Y. Cobleskill Horticultural College, New York University, Fairchild Botanical Gardens, Miami, Wesleyan College, Edinburgh Botanical Gardens, Washington University, Kew Gardens, Capel Manor Horticultural College (London), Davidson College, Hadlow Horticultural College (Kent), Dublin Fine Arts Institute, Easton Horticultural College (Norwich), Sissinghurst Gardens (Kent) and many more. The Volunteers are housed in Claude Monet’s Farm (restored thanks to Laurence Rockefeller), given a stipend and at the end of their tenure, are awarded a diploma signed by the Head Gardener.
We also underwrite “The Munn Artist Program”. Every year we choose contemporary American and International artists working in every medium. i.e. Royal Drawing School… Each artist is given a fellowship, roundtrip airfare and a lovely studio apartment on the premises with a huge atelier to work in.