Gardens

FASHION INSPIRED BY THE GARDEN: HAUTE COUTURE AND HORTICULTURE

FASHION INSPIRED BY THE GARDEN: HAUTE COUTURE AND HORTICULTURE

The garden has been an inspiration to fashion designers for centuries. Garden dresses, garden shoes, garden party hats are just the threshold of garden fashion costume.

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BLUE GARDEN | USING THE COLOR BLUE IN AN URBAN GARDEN DESIGN

BLUE GARDEN | USING THE COLOR BLUE IN AN URBAN GARDEN DESIGN

I'm mad about blue! I find blue to be an alluring color to design with.  A less common color in nature, it’s a challenge to find true blue in flower form.

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TEATIME IN THE GARDEN

TEATIME IN THE GARDEN

There is a history of enjoying tea in the landscape of a New York City garden. 18th century tea gardens were added to taverns evoking the English tradition. 

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BROWNSTONE GARDEN DESIGN

BROWNSTONE GARDEN DESIGN

Part of my practice in NYC is designing and installing Brooklyn brownstone gardens.  Here are a few ideas for small garden design.

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IDEAS FOR SMALL GARDEN DESIGN

IDEAS FOR SMALL GARDEN DESIGN

Small garden designs seen at the Chelsea Flower Show that are appropriate for a New York City garden design where space is at a premium.

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CLASSIC GARDEN DESIGN

CLASSIC GARDEN DESIGN

For your consideration, here are four gardens inspired by the Italian renaissance. These gardens were constructed from 1550 - 2013. 

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RUSSELL PAGE on GARDEN DESIGN

RUSSELL PAGE on GARDEN DESIGN

Russell Page (1906–1985) is known for the development of master design plan for a site by applying principles of classical style to the gardens he designed.

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HORTUS CONCLUSUS

HORTUS CONCLUSUS

Hortus conclusus is an enclosed garden or walled garden. It protected the private from public intrusion, creating a barrier, that brought nature within its walls.

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THE MOST FAMOUS GARDEN IN THE UNITED STATES?

If leadership is the process by which one influences and motivates the behaviors, attitudes, and thoughts of others... then Is this the most influential garden in the United States since Jefferson created Monticello?

Perhaps the perfect site to create a garden design for a jardin potager?

LANDSCAPE DESIGN PRECEDENT RESEARCH

LANDSCAPE DESIGN PRECEDENT RESEARCH

As precedent research for a college campus commission (public space landscape design) I've been studying Beatrix Farrand's college campus landscape design work. Farrand's landscape design work at public institutions included Yale, University of Chicago, Oberlin, Vassar, Hamilton and Princeton.  My understanding is that the Graduate College of Princeton is the site where her work is best preserved. 

A few of Beatrix Farrand's classical landscape design principles were applied at the courtyard..

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