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NDAL Webinar: Distilling Nature’s Essence in the Garden

January 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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This is part of the live webinar series, "Ecology-Based Landscapes: A Virtual Education Series for Professionals" presented by New Directions in the American Landscape and sponsored by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Designed for landscape architects, designers, restoration ecologists and horticulturists, these webinars will take place January - March.

See and register for the entire series on NDAL's website.​

Distilling Nature’s Essence in the Garden

Tuesday, January 5, noon – 3:30 p.m. CST

Part 1: Learning by Seeing
Arthur Joura

What greater purpose does landscaping serve than keeping human beings attached to nature? For designers to achieve such a purpose, it is most desirable for them to study the natural example, and contemplate how it affects all of us. This is true whether the designed environment covers acres or, as in the Bonsai tradition, it can be held in two hands. This program features miniature living landscapes, some depicting real places and some imaginary, but all built upon the foundation of seeing the natural example.

Part 2: Gardens in the Mind’s Eye
Patrick Chassé

Many artists have explored new ways of looking at the world and expanded on traditional ways of expressing their ideas visually. In this presentation, master designer Patrick Chassé will explore how landscape practitioners can find and use “parallel” ideas by other creative artists. He will also illustrate how art can help designers express these ideas to clients in ways that garden plans and renderings cannot equal.

Instructors: Arthur Joura & Patrick Chassé 

Register at NDAL

$78 per person

Questions? Email Sara Weaner at NDAL


January 5
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center