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How to Maintain the Initial Vision of a Landscape in the Midst of its Evolution

The initial vision of a constructed space can be maintained as it evolves if the original creators remain involved to help steer changes. Landscapes in public spaces evolve through multiple influences. A site’s mission, funding, or management can shift this evolution....

Breaking Ground: The Influence of Piet Oudolf’s Perennial Gardens

When one enters Chicago's Lurie Garden or New York's High Line, it is clear these are not traditionally cultivated gardens, nor are they prairies, woodlands, or meadows, where composition is left to the whims of natural forces. Rather, they are composed and curated...

Lurie Garden Recommended Reading List

When the weather is perfect for hammock reading or less than favorable for frolicking in the garden, we grab from our ever growing list of books and articles to keep us inspired and informed. Here is Lurie Garden's recommended reading list for lazing around or green...