Some 20 years ago I had the chance of a lifetime to meet Roberto Burle Marx in Louisville, Kentucky. Late in his six-decade career (he died in 1994), he was there to discuss designing a botanic garden that never would come to fruition. I was a student of horticulture and had no real idea who he was or the magnitude of his importance to landscape architecture. He was gracious and solicitous of my studies and interests—and even invited me to visit him in Brazil. Too bad I never took advantage of that invitation.
The Hersonswood nursery garden has been sold to the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, which had its ancestral land on the garden's property. The tribe will preserve the historic gardens and educate the members and public about native plants.
A tour of the Paris parks as told in Winter in Paris, where the hand-trimmed trees and clipped hedges that populate the winter parks give the blooms of the summer competition with their quiet beauty and sculptural bare-lines of winter. If a trip to Paris isn’t in your near future, this photo tour is certainly the next best thing.
Pushing the boundaries of gardening, artists along with designers, horticulturists, and architects create conceptual gardens and installations in France, Canada and California while highlighting the ecological balance of their inspiration.
Tour through conceptual garden installations built by designers, horticulturists, architects and artists in France, Canada, and California where the boundaries of garden design are pushed, and why one designer feels “Mother Nature will always win in the end”.
Open to the public only one day in spring and one day in fall, the Steinhardt Garden is a wondrous private garden that rivals anything you might see in a public botanical garden. “Here are some photos that I took on my visit on a clear, early November morning,” says Jan Johnsen, who was lucky enough to be one of its few visitors. “The colors sparkled around me and I hope you can catch a little of the joyous feeling I felt as I wandered through.” A must-see garden, make sure Steinhardt is on your itinerary.