Garden Dialogues 2020: Los Angeles, CA - POSTPONED

Garden Dialogues

Garden Dialogues 2020: Los Angeles, CA - POSTPONED

Garden Dialogues 2020: Los Angeles, CA - POSTPONED
May 02, 2020
Los Angeles, CA
United States

Out of an abundance of caution, this event has been postponed. Thank you for your patience as we work to reschedule it.  Please check back for the rescheduled date.


Garden of Light and Shadow - Los Angeles, 90095 - 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Sharing a singular vision, the clients and ARTECHO Architecture and Landscape Architecture transformed a crowded semi-urban garden into an elegant and welcoming Zen-like landscape. The new garden offers a comfortable, safe space for family and friends to enjoy life and each other, while protecting a special extant tree. The vision guided each step of the design process, from grading and circulation to materials and plant selection. The resulting designed landscape is remarkable for creating the perception of spaciousness, and maximizing options for utilizing livable space on a typically sized rectangular lot.


Garden of Light and Shadow, Los Angeles, CA - Photo courtesy ARTECHO, 2016

The landscape strategies employed for this renovation also allowed the clients to remain in their home in lieu of "upsizing" to a larger property, providing more usable areas for entertaining and everyday outdoor living. The design amplifies the ephemeral qualities of light and shadow, seasonal change, temperature, breezes, and the animation of birds and butterflies, creating striking moments of beauty while engaging the senses. Not only has the renovated landscape transformed the family property, it has also enriched the interactions and activities of the family members. 

This Garden Dialogue will be led by Pamela Palmer, the project's landscape architect.

1.5 LA CES™ professional development hours will be available to attendees.

Special ticket pricing is available to a limited number of students. A valid Student ID is required.


The Goldman House – Archdale Road Residence - Encino, 91436 - 2:00 - 3:30 PM

This project breathes new life into the gardens surrounding a recently renovated mid-century-modern home designed by Richard Neutra in 1951. Extant landscape drawings by Garrett Eckbo for the property depict a sensitivity to the sloping topography and existing groves of native coast live oak trees. 


The Goldman House, Encino, Los Angeles, CA - Photo courtesy Pamela Burton & Company, 2020

Pamela Burton & Company was invited to work with the client, the architectural historian, the contractor, and the arborist to research the original design concepts, evaluate and determine which aspects of the landscape to preserve, and reinterpret the spaces to accommodate the current family’s programmatic preferences.

Early plantings of eucalyptus had grown up to obscure expansive valley views and overly shade the lawn area. Original circular pools along the front walk, and a reflecting pond in back, had been removed.  Concrete roundel pathways throughout the site had been replaced with retaining walls and steps.

Inspired by Eckbo’s writing, in 1949, that “the space of house and that of garden are parts of a single organism” the designers removed impediments between the house and garden, and restored the pools, reflecting pond, and roundel paths. The non-native eucalyptus were cut down to expose still-beautiful views of neighboring hillsides. Magnificent, mature oaks, now highlighted, punctuate the spaces. The home’s wide expanses of glass open to views of oak tree and the horizon line. Roundel paths traverse the gentle rear slope to a native meadow. A previously obscured view to the swimming pool was opened, greatly increasing the perceived size of the property. Beyond the pool, in a corner that Eckbo intended as a destination, lies a new rose garden and fruit trees.

This Garden Dialogue will be jointly led by Pamela Burton, the landscape architect, Barbara Lamprecht, the architectural historian, and Ted Boden, the general contractor.  

1.5 LA CES™ professional development hours will be available to attendees.

Refund Policy
Cancellations and Refunds will be granted according to the following schedule:
Up to two (2) weeks in advance: 90% (Deduction represents administrative processing fees)
Less than two (2) weeks in advance but up to seven (7) days prior: 70%
No refunds will be made for cancellations seven (7) days prior to event
No refunds will be made for “No Shows” (a person who registers for a program but who does not cancel registration or attend the program).
Refunds will be processed as they are received or after the conclusion of the program, depending on the program date and when cancellation occurs. Refunds may take five (5) to seven (7) business days to process.

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Two Locations
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States