Talaris Conference Center, Seattle, WA
Garden Dialogues

Garden Dialogues: Seattle

Seattle, OR


On July 20/21, get exclusive access to private gardens in Seattle and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.

Bloedel Reserve

Saturday, July 20th, 1:30 to 3 | Bainbridge Island

A: Bloedel Reserve Sequence of Gardens (A Garden of Planes [modified], Moss Garden, Reflection Pool and Bird Sanctuary)
Rich Haag, Rich Haag Associates; Edward Moydell and Richard Brown, Bloedel Reserve; Thaisa Way, University of Washington

 “This is a landmark of 20th Century landscape architecture,” wrote Anne Whiston Spirn, MIT Professor and author, in Progressive Architecture magazine. And, it’s dramatic. The Garden of Planes, The Reflection Pond, The Moss Garden and The Bird Sanctuary are each treated as a special stage set against a dark proscenium of the old forest, extracted proof that man can be the steward of the land and can design with nature.

Brighton Beach Estate

Sunday, July 21st, 1:00 to 3:00 | Seattle

B: Brighton Beach Estate
Jason Morse, AHBL , with Aaron Mollick, Stuart Silk Architects

The remnants of one of Seattle’s former premier gardens were skillfully integrated with new features on the grounds of an early 20th century lakefront estate. Historic plans, images, and press articles helped in the creation of a series of garden rooms that would honor the history of the landscape while serving the needs of a modern family. 

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