The Making of Three Gardens

The Making of Three Gardens

Gibbes Museum of Art

Wed, Oct 10, 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 new 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, as well as include comments on the creation of the Lenhardt Garden at the Gibbes Museum of Art.
Presented by the Garden Conservancy and the Gibbes Museum of Art
Wednesday, October 10
6:00 p.m.  Lecture
6:45 p.m.  Q & A
7:00 p.m.  Book signing and cocktails in the adjacent Lenhardt Garden

Gibbes Museum of Art 
Almeida Lecture Hall & the Lenhardt Garden
135 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC  29401

$40 General admission
$30 Garden Conservancy and Gibbes Museum members


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.