An ecologically friendly Virginia garden sets the groundwork for a new approach to landscapes of enduring beauty. 
Learn about species rhododendrons, wild plants found growing naturally in the forests and mountains of the world.
View the gardens and public spaces designed by modernist landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.

The Weekly Notebook

Event: Hugo França at the Fairchild Botanic Garden ~ Dec. 1 thru May 31 Brazilian artist Hugo França can see form and texture in the remnants of once living trees. His hand crafted accents and furniture evoke the essential beauty of well seasoned burl and exotic wood grain. There's no better place to experience such natural creativity than at the Fairchild Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida. Here the artist and the Garden are committed to fostering sustainability and promoting conservational awareness. Read More »
Related Topics: Botanic Gardens | exhibit | Trees | Visit
Modern & Merry: A Versatile Twist on Holiday Décor Make your outdoor space merry and bright with a twist on tradition this year. We teamed up with ShopBoxhill.com to curate a collection of contemporary outdoor products for conversation pieces you won’t want to pack away when the holidays are over. Read More »
Related Topics: classic | Decor | decorating | Furniture | holiday
Giving Thanks for Winter Squash During a time when there wasn’t a Whole Foods or local farmers market to ensure your holiday meal, chance gardeners of the 17th century began to count on winter squash, the “vegetable marrow” of their time for their survival.  Read More »
Philadelphia: Nature-Inspired Outdoor Murals Enjoy these vivid images of some of Philadelphia’s most vibrant murals adorning both public and private spaces as part of the city’s Mural Arts program. Read More »
Related Topics: art | northeast | Philadelphia
My Garden: A Garden for Misfit Plants Ever wonder where the leftover or unwanted plants of a design go to pasture? Many of these plants find their way to designer Anna Brooks' Michigan garden, where it’s ok to be a misfit. Read More »
Related Topics: Designers | Midwest | my garden | plants
My Garden: A Bit of Japan in the Netherlands A penchant for growing Bonsai trees inspires gardener Ramon Smit to create a full-scale Japanese garden Read More »
Related Topics: bonsai | Japanese | my garden | Netherlands
Italy: Green Terrace Roof Garden When landscape architect Gabriella Mazzola designed a roof garden for her clients atop a modern residential building in Italy, she understood why they asked for "a green oasis of relaxation.” Her gentle hand with a feel for fine-textured plants creates a remarkable transformation and allows light to penetrate while providing screens for backgrounds and privacy. This space features a dozen great ideas for adding warmth and contrast to cold hard surfaces. Read More »
Related Topics: Italy | Rooftop garden
Botanic Notables: Quintessentially Mediterranean Quercus They're native to the Mediterranean, but for thousands of years Quercus suber, the cork oak has been an orchard tree in Spain and Portugal. It's easy to identify by the thick, deeply fissured, spongy bark which is the source of wine corks. The cork bark builds up over time to a layer up to a foot thick, then it's stripped away for harvest every ten years. Read More »
Vertical Gardens: Slide Show More than 2,000 people “liked” this image on Facebook this weekend. Here’s a look at ten more vertical gardens around the world. Is there a great vertical garden near you? Read More »
Related Topics: Flora Grubb | Vertical Gardens
Arrangements for All Seasons When you think of floral arranging like cooking, the recipes and flavors are endless. Here’s a recipe for a bountiful and beautiful autumn arrangement from an easy-to-use cookbook of floral design. Read More »
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