Maitreyi Roy serves as Executive Director for Bartram’s Garden, home of famed 18th century botanist John Bartram (1699-1777). Today the 45 acre landscape is a National Historic Landmark on the tidal Schuylkill River, once the ancestral lands of the indigenous Lenni Lenape,
and a public space resource operated in partnership with the City of Philadelphia.
Since 2012, Maitreyi has worked with the board, staff and community leaders to restore and transform Bartram’s Garden as a historic and cultural asset, advancing an ambitious strategic action plan and establishing the Garden as a vibrant civic commons and outdoor living room and class space for the Southwest Philadelphia community.
Maitreyi has served as senior vice president at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society overseeing its nationally recognized urban greening programs and as a landscape architect with the Boston Parks & Recreation Department on revitalizing and restoring its neighborhood parks.
As a 2007 Eisenhower Fellow, Maitreyi traveled to urban centers in Europe to study best practices in urban open space policies and landscape design.
Trained as an architect in India, Maitreyi’s interest in open space issues took her to the Design School at Harvard University where she earned a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture.