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.

Baldwin Hills Village
Los Angeles, California

The Becker Estate
Highland Park, Illinois

Dumbarton Oaks Park
Washington, DC

The Dunn Gardens
Seattle, Washington

Gardens of Jajome
Cayey, Puerto Rico

Gerdemann Garden
Yachats, Oregon

Wilmington, Delaware

Greatwood Gardens
Plainfield, Vermont

Latham Park
Sioux City, Iowa

Garrison, New York

Margaret Thomas' Garden
Herndon, Virginia

NationsBank Plaza
Tampa, Florida

Nehrling's Gardens
Gotha, Florida

Peachtree Heights West
Atlanta, Georgia

Mute Victims of Katrina
New Orleans + Vacherie, LA

Laura Plantation

Longue Vue House + Gardens

New Orleans Botanical Garden

Oak Alley Plantation