Garden Dialogues: Philadelphia Area

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Garden Dialogues

Garden Dialogues: Philadelphia Area

Garden Dialogues: Philadelphia Area
Jun 20, 2015
Willistown, PA
United States

 

In June, get exclusive access to private gardens in the Philadelphia Area 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.

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Photo by Allan Summers, 2014

Saturday June 20, 10:30am to 12:00pm | Willistown

Willistown Country Estate
Allan Summers of Rodney Robinson Landscape Architects, Inc

Situated on 40 acres, this estate is a harmonious composition of the regional vocabulary of the Brandywine Valley, from gentle hills of pastureland and wood lots, to stream valleys, stone walls, and fences. The landscape architects carefully placed the house and outbuildings, entry drive, fences, orchard, swimming pool, and gardens to take advantage of sunlight and the expansive views. The residence, designed by architect John Milner, is inspired by the vernacular fieldstone farmhouses that can be seen throughout the area. At the rear, a terrace and naturalized water feature transition between the house and elegant pool garden beyond. The lush plantings are designed in broad sweeps sympathetic to the scale of the surrounding landscape, juxtaposed against the garden with a more varied palette near the home’s entrance. more photos

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Willistown, PA 19355
United States