Garden Dialogues

May - October, 2017

Garden Dialogues provides exclusive access to great landscapes where one can learn the secrets to their creation. 

Garden Dialogues brings together patrons and their designers to reveal the creative process, the give and take, and the collaboration—the secrets to creating great gardens. 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. The settings are intimate, relaxed, and exclusive.

In 2017 we explored the relationship between artists and their own personal landscapes. Garden Dialogues 2017: Artists in Residence included architects, landscape architects, sculptors, painters, and other visual artists. The Dialogues were limited to no more than 30 people, to make them intimate, and lasted between 90 minutes and two hours, to make them relaxed. Each Dialogue was facilitated by expert landscape architects, architects, and artists – often pairing a site’s historian or curator with a contemporary artist or practitioner.  Destinations included Frederic Edwin Church's Olana, Russel Wright's Manitoga, Daniel Chester French's Chesterwood, along with parks such as Brooklyn Bridge Park, and private residential estates.

Garden Dialogues – luxuriate and be inspired.

Thanks to the generosity of our hosts and sponsors, tickets for Garden Dialogues are tax deductible and proceeds benefit the educational programs of The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

The 2017 Season has concluded and planning is underway for the 2018 Season.