Madoo Talks: Marshall Watson

$20.00$25.00

The Art of Elegance

Throughout his 30-year career interior designer Marshall Watson has been known for crafting luxurious yet livable spaces for his clients. Less well known is his own passion for gardening. His new book The Art of Elegance is notable for the inclusion of so many garden environments flowing from his interiors. With projects across the US and Sweden, Mexico and the Bahamas Watson’s creative vision exemplifies the notion of home as a complete unit combining house and garden.

Dates: March 19, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: All lectures in the winter house studio at 12pm with a reception to follow
Member Fee: $20.00
Non-member Fee: $25.00

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Madoo Talks: Margie Ruddick

$20.00$25.00

Wild By Design: Strategies for Creating Life-Enhancing Landscapes

Award-winning landscape architect Margie Ruddick urges designers to look beyond the rules often imposed by both landscaping convention and sustainability checklists. Instead, she offers a set of principles for a more creative and intuitive approach that challenges the entrenched belief that natural processes cannot complement high-level landscape design. While well-known for her public commissions her residential projects urge homeowners to go in a new direction.

Dates: March 26, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: All lectures in the winter house studio at 12pm with a reception to follow
Member Fee: $20.00
Non-member Fee: $25.00

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Madoo in Manhattan

Jinny Blom
Changing Nature: Towards a New Landscape

 
Award-winning British garden designer Jinny Blom spoke on February 8th to a sold-out audience at the fourth annual Madoo in Manhattan: Robert Dash Garden Design Lecture at a private club in Mahattan. Her talk titled Changing Nature: Towards a New Landscape covered six projects which showed the broad scope of her projects. Blom’s lush and contemporary gardens for private clients and public institutions run the gamut from therapeutic gardens to lavish estates in Europe, Africa, and the United States.

Oftentimes looking to the past history of a site Blom explained her working methodology and how she’s pushed her creativity at each site while keeping her client’s wishes in mind. With a thorough knowledge of the evolution of British landscape design and keen plantsmanship Blum has continually moved the garden design canon forward. Blom alongside her highly-skilled crews transform derelict spaces and fragile ecosystems into romantic flower-filled landscapes.

Her new book is Thoughtful Gardener: An intelligent approach to garden design (Jacqui Small, March 16, 2017).