Get exclusive access to private gardens in the Houston Area 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.
The event comprises three separate stops.
10:30 a.m.-noon - The Weber Estate
Keiji Asakura has helped the owners of the heavily wooded, 185-acre Weber Estate northwest of Houston create a 20-acre Japanese style garden, with thousands of exotic and native tree species, footbridges, grottoes, waterfalls, boardwalks, iris bogs, ponds, streambeds, islands and pavilions.
1:30-3 p.m. - Meredith Long & Company
Baldridge Landscape in collaboration with Dillon Kyle Architecture transformed Meredith Long Gallery's parking lot into an entrance that weds folly and function through the inventive use of a traditional planting palette and photography to create faux topiary.
4-5:30 p.m. - Modern Woodland Garden
Designed to complement the Usonian Modernism of the house built by architect Karl Kamrath in the middle of the 20th century, this woodland garden in River Oaks is a unique largely native landscape of pines and mixed understory in an intimately scaled bayou setting.