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Annual Spotlights

The annual Landslide® initiative highlights significant landscapes that are little-known or at risk of being significantly altered or even demolished. The thematic designees are chosen from hundreds of nominations submitted from across the nation and highlight current issues in design and historic preservation.

In order to bring attention to these significant cultural landscapes, TCLF provides a richly illustrated narrative history of the site, the nature of the threat, and critical information for learning more and getting involved.

  • Landslide 2016 presents a traveling photographic exhibition on the career of one of the foremost landscape architects of the twentieth century.    

  • Landslide 2015 presents a special retrospective of the work of Wolfgang Oehme and James van Sweden.

  • The Frick Collection's threatened Russell Page-designed NY garden and Watts Towers in LA are two of the eleven Landslide 2014 sites.

  • Landslide 2013 presents a special retrospective of the work of this visionary Modernist landscape architect.

  • TCLF announces its 2012 list of 12 at-risk sites, including DC's Pennsylvania Avenue and New York's iconic Jones Beach.

  • In 2011 Landslide features both at-risk sites and the passionate, visionary individuals working tirelessly and often unheralded to raise awareness about them.

  • In 2010 Landslide focuses on specimens, many under threat, which stand as living reminders of our country’s past and have the potential to witness future generations.

  • The 2009 theme shines a spotlight on great places designed by seminal and regionally influential landscape figures, which are threatened with change.

  • Read about the irreplaceable parks, plazas, reservoirs, gardens, and housing developments that spotlight our diverse postwar garden and landscape heritage.

  • Landslide 2007 places a spotlight on amazing horticultural features that have stood steadfast in the face of almost insurmountable natural and cultural odds.

  • Many gardens, like historic buildings, are national treasures on our cultural endangered species list. Those being created by today’s visionaries could be destroyed within a generation.

  • The 2004 Landslide places a spotlight on seven at-risk historic rural landscapes where people worked the land: farms and ranches, shipyards and railroad yards.