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Category Archives: Artists Gardens

Lan Su Chinese Garden in Winter

February 28th, 2013 | Posted in Architecture, Artists Gardens, Garden Plans | 0 Comments |

Vantage Points in the Garden Photographs taken on a recent winter visit to the beautifully detailed Lan Su Chinese Garden, formerly the Portland Classical Chinese Garden. More than 400 species of trees, orchids, water plants, perennials, bamboos, and unusual shrubs. The dominant feature is the artificial Lake Zither at the center of the garden. This garden contains all the […]

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Artists Gardens Robert Dash

April 10th, 2011 | Posted in Artists Gardens, Think Spring | 0 Comments |

Madoo: A Painter’s Garden Robert Dash’s garden, now the Madoo Conservancy, at the far end of Long Island, NY, has appeared in many books and magazine articles. A place of pilgrimage from Christopher Lloyd to Rosemary Verey, as well as thousands of garden tourists. Maddo (old scots for “My Dove”, symbol of peace and contentment) […]

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Artists Gardens

February 26th, 2011 | Posted in Architecture, Art, Artists Gardens, Sculpture | 0 Comments |

Derek Jarman: Prospect Cottage The other worldliness that is filmmaker Derek Jarman’s garden at Dungeness Totemic sculptures, industrial objet trouvé, pebbles and flotsam encircle this humble fisherman’s cottage surrounded by bright poppies, marigolds, irises and dog roses all thriving next to sea kale, santolina, and cotton lavender.  Here’s a detailed description of the garden and the […]

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Artists’ Gardens

February 24th, 2011 | Posted in Art, Artists Gardens, Garden Plans | 0 Comments |

An Original Sense of Place The gardener that strives for an original sense of place can find inspiration from the artist’s garden. Many artists have moved among a variety of mediums, and for those lucky enough to have outdoor space, landscape naturally becomes one of them. I have noted these kinds of gardens through the […]

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