How do garden owners and their landscape architects or designers work together to create a great garden?
Garden Dialogues brings together patrons and designers to reveal the creative process, the give and take, and the collaboration that yields a great garden. Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to experience some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.
Launched to critical acclaim in 2012, the program offered participants the chance to visit private gardens in Atlanta, the Hamptons, Sonoma, Connecticut, and much more (here's a video of the Garden Dialogue at Manatuck Farm in Stonington, CT). Garden Dialogues has become one of the most popular programs in the foundation’s 15-year history, with most Dialogues sold out weeks in advance – so we’re expanding the program in 2013.
Patronage and partnerships have historically yielded great gardens, from Vanderbilt and Olmsted, Sr. at Biltmore, Bliss and Farrand at Dumbarton Oaks, to the Millers and Dan Kiley in Columbus, Indiana. On weekends throughout the spring and summer at more than three dozen sites, landscape architects and their clients will provide insights into how they work together to create today’s masterworks.
The 2013 Season is now closed - look for new cities and sites next year!