2006: Spotlight on the Garden

Margaret Thomas' Garden, Herndon, VA
Margaret Thomas' Garden, Herndon, VA -

Human hands and artistry, rather than accidents of nature, created America’s great gardens, places that offer unique opportunities for recreation and rest and are touchstones of individual memory and shared experiences.

Unfortunately, many gardens, like historic buildings, are national treasures on our cultural endangered species list. Moreover, great gardens being created by today’s visionaries could be destroyed within a generation. The 2006 Landslide® gardens at risk are located throughout the country and were designed by some of the country’s most significant landscape architects – visionaries of their day – such as the Olmsted Brothers, Jens Jensen, Marian Coffin, Beatrix Farrand, and Ellen Shipman. Several owner-designed landscapes from around the country are also included in this presentation.