Backyard Inspiration - Ideas for Garden Lovers! I love the pebbled steps! They can curve around and lead you to a secretive place around the home or maybe a small nod around your yard to another bird bath, bird feeder or a beautiful spray of flowers
IMITATION JAPANESE TRADITION These gardens in America primarily reference three Japanese garden design typologies: Shinden (strolling gardens), Tea House (viewing gardens), and kare-san-sui (Zen gardens). Japanese garden aesthetics have roots in Chinese prototypes and design principles; however, forms evolved in different ways, due in part to the influence of Zen Buddhism and Japan’s animistic Shinto heritage. Learn more at http://tclf.org/content/japanese
MEDITERRANEAN TRADITION This variant of the Beaux Arts Neoclassical style was popular in the American Country Place Era. Made possible by a fecund Mediterranean-like climate, these designs- often defined by orthogonal geometry and axial design elements- benefited from an internationally diverse plant palette and employed Beaux Arts/Neoclassical plans, forms, and elements from Italian Renaissance/Baroque and Islamic-era Spanish and Mediterranean prototypes…
The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley showcases a selection of newly commissioned photographs of projects by Dan Kiley, one of the most important and influential Modernist landscape architects of the century.
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ROMANTIC NATURE TRADITION in painting by the garden artist W. Gary Smith, From Art to Landscape, Timber Press 2010 American garden designer specializing in arboreta, botanical and estate garden restoration demonstrates the value of observation and collaboration. His drawings and paintings form the basis of the design work. The gardens and ornament explore local ecological and cultural themes.