Garden Dialogues

Garden Dialogues 2024: Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC

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Get exclusive access to an architectural icon from America’s Industrial Age in this Garden Dialogue with Sandra Clinton and Kate Ries of CLINTON+RIES Landscape Architects. Learn the secrets behind this property’s beautiful green roof gardens, decorative courtyards, and lush meadows.

Chapman Stables, Washington, D.C. - Photo by Emma McAlary - courtesy CLINTON+RIES, 2024

With roots in the Industrial Age, the Chapman Coal Company Garage and Stable has long been an architectural icon in NW, Washington, D.C. The building has served many purposes starting as a coal yard and stable, then was converted to a manufacturing facility with a public parking garage. In 2013, the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For its newest chapter, the building’s soul has been resurrected as 114 residential condominiums, with architectural details evoking its storied past. 

Chapman Stables, Washington, D.C. - Photo by Emma McAlary - courtesy CLINTON+RIES, 2024

Within the half-block site, the hallmarked landscape includes a contemporary central courtyard and multiple layers of densely planted green roof gardens. The courtyard bridges the historic Stable building with a newly designed contemporary addition at the rear, with patios and balconies facing inward toward the decorative courtyard gardens. 

A ramped path, gathering spaces, water features, sculptural elements, meadow gardens, and decorative lighting bring the multi-level garden courtyard to life. Ground floor gardens, with a unifying plant palette, continue the length of the building. Intimate terraces provide ample seating and entertainment space for homeowners. 

Chapman Stables, Washington, D.C. - Photo by Emma McAlary - courtesy CLINTON+RIES, 2024

Thoughtfully designed rooftop gardens encompass decks for relaxing, while more public open spaces at this level are designed for community use, cocktail parties, grilling opportunities, and outdoor entertainment.


About CLINTON+RIES Landscape Architects: 

CLINTON+RIES Landscape Architects' 25-year legacy has been built by providing a coalescence of landscape design, art, nature, and horticultural design. With people and aesthetics at the forefront, their designs respond to surrounding natural systems, client needs, appropriate, site-specific aesthetics, and sustainable solutions. CLINTON+RIES Landscape Architects has developed a dynamic practice inspired by stewardship.


1.5 LA CES™ professional development hours will be available to attendees.

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Refund Policy

Cancellations and Refunds will be granted according to the following schedule:

Up to two (2) weeks in advance: 50% (Deduction represents administrative processing fees)

No refunds will be made for cancellations thirteen (13) days prior to event

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Refunds will be processed as they are received or after the conclusion of the program, depending on the program date and when cancellation occurs. Refunds may take five (5) to seven (7) business days to process.