Garden tours

Cultural Landscape Foundation Events

March 27, 2012
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This year, GARDEN DESIGN magazine is a partner in education with the Cultural Landscape Foundation. We're putting up their events on our Calendar, so be sure to keep checking back for events in your neighborhood.

We also want to call your attention to several Cultural Landscape Foundation events that are happening in the upcoming months:

African Oasis

March 19, 2012
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A map of the garden. Image courtesy of Babylonstoren.

Babylonstoren means “Tower of Babel” in Dutch, and the eight acres of gardens at this restored 18th-century Cape Dutch farmstead and hotel in South Africa’s Drakenstein Valley are, like their namesake, both monumental and tantalizingly unfinished. And yet, a walk through the grounds may help visitors do what that skyscraper of legend could not: touch heaven. 

The Well-Edited Garden: Sakonnet, Rhode Island

June 13, 2011
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The Sakonnet Garden in Little Compton, Rhode Island, began as the private domain of the then 12-year-old John Gwynne—“a place I could explore,” says Gwynne, now retired and again spending much of his time in the one-acre plot. Situated on a peninsula brushed by the Gulf Stream, Little Compton enjoys a maritime climate that allows Gwynne and Mikel Folcarelli, his partner of 30 years, to grow a wide variety of plants, from Himalayan blue poppies to palms. “We started collecting just to see what we could grow,” says Gwynne.