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
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The garden at Montero displays Burle Marx touches—sinuous landscape, dynamic water— though designers from his office created this section after his death.
"At Montero Burle Marx choreographed the disciplines of landscape architecture, botany and horticulture to create a garden that unrolled before me in a tour de force that I will remember for the rest of my life," says Hartlage.