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Garden Dialogues 2014: Austin

Saturday May 17, 2014 | 10:00am - 02:30pm
Garden Dialogues

On Saturday, May 17th, get exclusive access to private gardens and landscapes in Austin 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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Bridle Path Residence
                                                                                                    Photo by Christine Ten Eyck

Saturday, May 17th, 10:00 to 11:30am | Austin

Bridle Path Residence
Christine Ten Eyck, Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, Inc., with Steven Spears, Design Workshop

This half-acre private paradise (recently featured in the book Private Paradise) starts with gorgeous old oaks.  A new front garden with vegetables and native understory trees replaced a circular asphalt drive, while native limestone unearthed during the regrading of the back courtyard was used to create a terraced rainwater harvesting garden.  Walk deeper into this luxuriant and verdant property and discover intimate formal and minimalist enclaves and fountains.  more photos

Westlake Hills Garden
                                                                                          Photo © Jessica Mims Photography

Saturday, May 17th, 1:00 to 2:30pm | Austin

Westlake Hills Garden
Bill Bauer, Garden Design Studio

Perched on the limestone slopes of Westlake Hills, a small enclave just west of downtown Austin, this garden surrounds a striking modern house designed by Lake/Flato Architects. There are four distinct areas: Motor court, Pool area, Sod roof garden, and Hillside garden. The majority of the plant materials are native, while some are from similar regions of the world (Olive trees, for example) that thrive in rocky soil. The sod roof garden discreetly sits atop the lower level of the residence without obscuring remarkable views of the city skyline.  more photos

Austin, Texas
United States