Article Series: Elements of Garden Design
In the spring 2018 issue of the Arboretum Bulletin, we began a new series of articles exploring the basic elements of garden design. The idea was to not only to discuss and summarize the design elements, but also to show them using lots of photos of actual gardens and planting beds.
Designing Colorful Island Beds in the Garden, by Barbara Blossom Ashmun (Fall 2018)
Seattle Japanese Garden: Designed in the Stroll-Garden Style, by Corinne Kennedy (Summer 2020)
Designing the Centennial Summer Garden at the Arboretum, by Jason Morse (Summer 2017)
Shelagh Tucker’s summer-dry garden, Seattle (Photo: Phil Wood).
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The Arboretum is a treasured place of sanctuary and respite, even more so during such stressful times. While the Graham Visitors Center is currently closed and our normal volunteer programs and events are suspended, the Arboretum grounds remain open to the public. To...