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Landscape architecture plays a starring role in creating this utopian beachside community on Florida's northwest coast.
In the mid-1950s, when Ione and Emmott Chase broke ground on a parcel of former logging land, their intent was simply to build a place to retire in the western Washington terrain they’d known and loved all their lives. They never thought it would become a celebrated public garden, but the 4.5 acres they referred to as their “yard” now welcomes visitors from April through October and has been identified as an outstanding example of regional modernist design that’s well worth preserving. 
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Drielandenpunt Labyrinth, or Three-Country Labyrinth, is Europe's largest open air shrub maze, and its hilltop location in the Netherlands—the highest point in the country—offers a stunning view of Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. Designed by landscape architect Adrian Fisher, the labyrinth pays homage to the location's infamous popularity with smugglers. 
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See APLD's Annual International Landscape Design Awards winners, (the top 10!), including the entry of APLD Landscape Designer of the Year, Suzanne Arca.
A Los Angeles couple takes a surprising approach to designing their new home. 
Garden design is pushing the boundaries of the hedge and its role in the modern-day garden. 
Emotion and restraint weave through Andrea Cochran's well-edited landscapes—a look at some of the landscapes that she has designed, as well as our exclusive (and extensive) Q&A with Cochran.
“Garden design in Turkey is waking up from 50 years of sleep,” says Turkish garden historian and designer Gürsan Ergil. “It is a baby in the crawling stage. But people are starting to think about reintroducing nature in their lives, and I am doing my best to help.” We take a look at some of Ergil's pieces and landscape designs.
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Artist Robert Irwin designed the gardens at Dia:Beacon and the result is a beautiful echo of both the building—a former factory—and the art inside, including works by Richard Serra and Donald Judd.
A human touch inhabits the sweeping gestures of the British landscape designer Jinny Blom:

 

"Take risks. If someone tells you something is impossible, see if you can do it. Gardening is a knife edge between disaster and serendipity."

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