April 26, 2013
humansofnewyork:

“It’s a landscape archtitect’s job to pay attention to the things nobody else notices: the placement of benches, the way a rail curves around a tree, everything…”
“Why are those things important if nobody notices?”
“Because there’s an intrinsic feeling to being in balance.” 

We <3 our landscape architects! Want to see what an incredible landscape architect can do? Then join us next weekend when we fete our newest garden, the Native Plant Garden, designed by the incredible Sheila Brady, principal at Oehme, van Sweden & Associates. ~AR

humansofnewyork:

“It’s a landscape archtitect’s job to pay attention to the things nobody else notices: the placement of benches, the way a rail curves around a tree, everything…”

“Why are those things important if nobody notices?”

“Because there’s an intrinsic feeling to being in balance.” 

We <3 our landscape architects! Want to see what an incredible landscape architect can do? Then join us next weekend when we fete our newest garden, the Native Plant Garden, designed by the incredible Sheila Brady, principal at Oehme, van Sweden & Associates. ~AR

October 1, 2012
Landscape Design Portfolios Lecture Series: Kongjian Yu, October 2This year&#8217;s Landscape Design Portfolios Lecture Series begins with acclaimed Chinese landscape architect and educator Kongjian Yu. Among the noted projects he will discuss are Houtan Park for Shanghai Expo, Red Ribbon Park in Qinhuangdaoa, and Shipyard Park in Zhongshan. Register for the lecture online or by calling 800.322.NYBG (6924). Non-Member $25 / Member $22

Landscape Design Portfolios Lecture Series: Kongjian Yu, October 2

This year’s Landscape Design Portfolios Lecture Series begins with acclaimed Chinese landscape architect and educator Kongjian Yu. Among the noted projects he will discuss are Houtan Park for Shanghai Expo, Red Ribbon Park in Qinhuangdaoa, and Shipyard Park in Zhongshan. Register for the lecture online or by calling 800.322.NYBG (6924).

Non-Member $25 / Member $22

June 18, 2012
NYBG instructor and landscape architect Janice Parker started her latest project with a very simple question to her clients, &#8220;What was your best vacation?&#8221; Such an evocative way to get to the very essence of what makes someone happy! Learn more from Janice when she teaches a class at the Garden in September focused on pairing the perfect plantings with the perfect pool. ~AR
(via Poolside Paradise | athome Magazine | Fairfield County, CT)

NYBG instructor and landscape architect Janice Parker started her latest project with a very simple question to her clients, “What was your best vacation?” Such an evocative way to get to the very essence of what makes someone happy! Learn more from Janice when she teaches a class at the Garden in September focused on pairing the perfect plantings with the perfect pool. ~AR

(via Poolside Paradise | athome Magazine | Fairfield County, CT)

April 25, 2012
NYBG Adult Education instructor Jan Johnsen gets a mammoth feature in Westchester Home, for good reason. The landscape architect has an unusual focus: She likes to work with stairs. So when a family approached her with a 2&#160;1/2 acre site of pure hill, she leaped at the chance to work her magic. Twenty years later, the site is completely transformed and a beauty to behold. Learn more about Johnsen&#8217;s work in her June 20 class, Creating Gardens of Serenity.

NYBG Adult Education instructor Jan Johnsen gets a mammoth feature in Westchester Home, for good reason. The landscape architect has an unusual focus: She likes to work with stairs. So when a family approached her with a 2 1/2 acre site of pure hill, she leaped at the chance to work her magic. Twenty years later, the site is completely transformed and a beauty to behold. Learn more about Johnsen’s work in her June 20 class, Creating Gardens of Serenity.

January 10, 2012
"As under spreading trees, the boundaries defining these spaces are permeable; easy to enter and exit, they offer nature’s spatial freedom yet help people to feel more firmly rooted where they are."

Sarah Williams Goldhagen, the architecture critic for The New Republic, pens a piece in the New York Times about architecture’s recent fixation with trees-as-muse in public spaces. It’s lovely, and makes me pine (ugh, sorry) for more tree inspired buildings in the New York-area. ~AR

March 14, 2011
The Dutch build an edible house. Produce included radishes, bok choy, strawberries, lettuce, and various herbs. Brilliant!

The Dutch build an edible house. Produce included radishes, bok choy, strawberries, lettuce, and various herbs. Brilliant!

December 21, 2010
"Todd Forrest, a vice president at the New York Botanical Garden, suggests “green roofs would break up the monotony of Santa’s journey, providing a living odometer that would ensure that Santa stays on schedule. Drab expanses of hard asphalt shingles would be replaced by colorful plants that reflect the local environment — succulents in arid New Mexico, tropicals in Hawaii and native Alaska sea thrift for the Palins in Wassila.”"

— The Providence Journal - Santa goes green

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