National Speaking Tour

2024 Tour

Edmund Hollander
The Landscape of Home

The Garden Conservancy National Speaking Tour brings leading thinkers and practitioners within the world of gardening to audiences throughout the US. Since 2018, we have brought scholars, authors, and experts in the fields of design, history, research, and preservation, to numerous locations so that their work can be shared with the public. Education is a key component of our mission, and through these events, we aim to inspire and engage those who have a passion for gardens and want to know further about the benefits that they bring to our lives and communities.

The 2024 National Tour speaker is Edmund Hollander of AD100 Hollander Design Landscape Architects. Hollander will be joined by his partners in the firm for a discussion of the changing beauty, refuge, and joy that outdoor spaces provide with examples from their portfolio, from sprawling coastal retreats to country estates.

The Landscape of Home

In this talk, the partners of Hollander Design explore the idea of home as the natural surroundings that people live in, a place of living, changing beauty, and above all, joy, where family and friends gather to create a lifetime of memories. Based on the new book The Landscape of Home, the discussion will focus on the firm’s work, process, and how they create a rich diversity of landscapes for homes, from country estates to rooftop gardens—along the coast, and in town. Throughout, they will discuss essential elements in the firm’s work: the importance of the procession of entry to a house, as well as its context in the landscape; the positioning of plant life and trees; the way people move into and through a property; and the way a garden looks and changes through the seasons.

Within each project are a striking variety of components—outdoor rooms for living and lounging, including oceanside hearths, infinity pools, and verdant dining spaces, as well as pollinator gardens, naturalistic meadows, and tranquil allées. The talk features exceptional photography that captures moments large and small, from views of winding pathways to a vine-covered arbor and butterfly gardens at dawn.

The Speaking Tour will begin in March in West Palm Beach and continue through the end of 2024. Further cities will be announced in the spring.

Wednesday, March 6
Norton Museum of Art
West Palm Beach, FL
Daniels Family Garden Lecture

James Brayton Hall in conversation with Edmund Hollander

Thursday, March 7
Palm Beach Preservation Foundation
311 Peruvian Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Open to Palm Beach Preservation Members

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The Garden Conservancy educational programs are made possible in part by the Coleman and Susan Burke Distinguished Lecture Fund, Courtnay and Terrence Daniels, the Lenhardt Education Fund, and Susan and William McKinley.

Additional support is provided by The Celia Hegyi Matching Challenge Grant,
Mrs. Ritchie Battle, the Antonia Breck Fund, Camille Butrus, Michelle and Perry Griffith,
Rise S. Johnson, The Krehbiel Family Foundation, Sleepy Cat Farm Foundation, and
John S. Troy, FASLA.

You can purchase The Landscape of Home online including