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.

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Style Lessons from Miami's Coconut Grove Discover a few impactful things from these Coconut Grove houses to do in the garden that pay big style dividends. Read More »
Related Topics: books | Florida | tropical
Landscapes to a Tee: The Art of Golf Course Landscapes Joshua C. F. Smith is in the rarefied field of golf landscape artists. As part of National Golf Month in August, we caught up with him for a behind-the-scenes look at how he captures the natural beauty of a golf course landscape in his paintings. Read More »
Related Topics: art | painting
Sarasota Modern Redux Learn how a distinctive mid-century home inspired by the Sarasota School of Architecture is flawlessly restored and improved for fresh, 21st-century perfection.  Read More »
A Metaphorical Journey through the Australian Landscape Explore the Australian Garden, devoted purely to native Australian flora, at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne just outside of Melbourne.  Read More »
Related Topics: australia | Botanic Gardens
Internationally Popular Drought Resistant Plants Five best sellers from one of the largest nurseries in Italy are classic and compatible additions to contemporary gardens here and abroad, particularly suitable for eco-friendly gardens with reduced water consumption. Founded in 1978, Torsanlorenzo Gruppo Florovivaistico now operates 16 nurseries and offers more than 5,700 plant varieties. Read More »
Related Topics: italian | water wise
Designing a Luxury Rooftop Terrace Daniel Keeley, designer of two adjacent rooftop terraces that exemplify urban outdoor living at its finest, shares five considerations for homeowners who would like to transform their rooftop into a luxury outdoor living space. Read More »
Road Trip to Rio, Photo Gallery Washington landscape designer Richard Hartlage made a pilgrimage to Brazil to get a firsthand view of the gardens and public spaces designed by modernist landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. View the pictures below to tag along on his journey. Read the full account of Hartlage's trip here: Road Trip to Rio Read More »
Related Topics: brazil
Container CPR: Know the Vitals for Container Success Karen Chapman has been designing beautiful container gardens since 1996 in the Pacific Northwest. As a self-proclaimed “busy” gardener, she offers these survival tips for reviving container plants and keeping them thriving.  Read More »
French Revival: A Taste of Provence, France in Dallas A French provincial garden is created when the new owners of a 1920s Texas home undertake the restoration of their unkept property.  Read More »
Related Topics: Dallas | my garden | Photo tours | Texas
Subtropical Modernism: Lively Landscapes in the Florida Keys Debra Yates and Benjamin Burle of Debra Yates Great Space, Inc. in the Florida Keys use brilliantly colorful garden walls and sculptural plants against a neutral backdrop for a lush, lively take on modernism. Here, they share six tips on how they achieve their signature look. Read More »
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