Isn’t this bench perfect for watching the sunset with a sweetheart? At a distance from everything else, it seems to occupy its own private universe. Design: JMMDS. Photo: Bill Sumner. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we can’t help thinking about romance in the garden. We’ve written before about trysting spots outdoors, but here’s another idea: […]
Last week Julie paid a visit to the Toronto Music Garden with her parents and reported that it is the perfect time of year to see this garden, when the grasses and many of the perennials are at their most spectacular. The Toronto Music Garden, inspired by Bach’s First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello, was designed by Julie […]
Last week Julie was visiting a client in Toronto and had just enough time for a quick visit to the Toronto Music Garden with her video camera. Eleven years after the garden was built, the plants have filled in, the once-sunny Prelude has become dappled shade just as intended, vines have begun to drape the Pavilion, and […]
By JMMDS Lushly-photographed, inspiring garden design books—we all love them! Here are our suggestions for what to give the garden-lovers in your life this holiday season (or to request for yourself!). Julie’s pick—Close: Landscape Design and Land Art in Scotland, with magnificent photos by Allan Pollok-Morris.
Since it’s coming up on the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the Toronto Music Garden, I’ve been giving more presentations about it these days. Last Saturday night, September 20th, I was joined by my friend and esteemed cellist, Judith Serkin, for a performance at Vermont Academy’s new Horowitz Hall, on behalf of the Nature […]