The Making of Three Gardens

The Making of Three Gardens

New York School of Interior Design

Thu, Dec 13, 2018
6:00 PM

According to landscape gardener and Garden Conservancy board member Jorge Sánchez, "most of us tend to look at garden books for their pictures, but gardens do not just happen; they are creations." 

In his book, The Making of Three Gardens (Merrell Publishers, October 2017), Sánchez examines three of his recent private garden projects – two in Florida and one in Scarsdale, New York. Practical information about the design approach and details of the plantings are combined with an account by Sánchez of the process behind each garden, his relationship with the client, and the reasons for his decisions.

This talk, illustrated with specially commissioned book photographs by Andre Baranowski, will focus on these gardens and the process that fueled their design and creation.
Thursday, December 13
6:00 p.m.  Reception
6:30 p.m.  Lecture

New York School of Interior Design
170 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

$35 General admission
$30 Garden Conservancy members

NOTE: Online registration for this event has ended. Walk-ins will be welcomed on a first-come, first-served basis.

About the speaker
Jorge Sánchez was elected to the Garden Conservancy's board of directors in 2014. He is a principal partner of SMI Landscape Architecture in Palm Beach, FL, which is known for its estate master planning, public gardens, streetscapes, and private gardens for clients across the United States and in the Bahamas. The firm’s philosophy incorporates a "botanical garden" approach with exotic plantings and elements of classical European design to create beautiful, usable spaces. The firm has received numerous awards and has clients throughout the country and the Bahamas.

This talk is part of the Garden Conservancy's 2018 national speaker series, Saving American Gardens, which is made possible in part by generous contributions from the Coleman and Susan Burke Distinguished Lecture Fund, Lenhardt Education Fund, and the Kayne Challenge Fund, and with special thanks to Celia Hegyi.