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Wild by Design

October 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Margie Ruddick , ASLA, Landscape Architect

1 Session: Thursday, October 20, 7:00–8:30pm

Location: Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Research Building, 1300 Centre Street, Roslindale

Can nature—in all its unruly wildness—be an integral part of creative landscape design? With beautiful images, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick urges us 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.

Ruddick will explain the five fundamental strategies she employs, often in combination, to give life, beauty, and meaning to landscapes. Drawing on her own projects—from New York City’s Queens Plaza, formerly a concrete jungle of traffic, to a desertscape backyard in Baja, California, to the Living Water Park in Chengdu, China—she offers guidance on creating beautiful, healthy landscapes that successfully reconnect people with larger natural systems.
Fee $10; Free Arnold Arboretum members and students
Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.


October 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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