Garden Masters: Gardens in the Archive

Garden Masters: Gardens in the Archive

Dewey Donnell Garden, Thomas D. Church Collection, Environmental Design Archives, UC Berkeley

Environmental Design Archives

Tue, Oct 17, 2023
10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Delve into the rich archival holdings of American and English landscape architecture in the collections of the Environmental Design Archives (EDA), hosted by curators and professors from the University of California, Berkeley. The EDA is a research facility within the College of Environmental Design at Berkeley committed to raising awareness of the architectural, landscape, and design and heritage of Northern California and beyond, through collecting, preserving, and providing access to original drawings, plans, specifications, photographs, personal papers, business records, art, models, and artifacts. After a morning exploring highlights from the collection, guests will join the staff for lunch at the Faculty Club.

The landscape architecture element of the collection originated from the donation of Beatrix Jones Farrand‘s Reef Point Library in the 1950s. The donation included Farrand’s own project records, the garden plans of English landscape architect Gertrude Jekyll, and the records of ‘Garden Architect’ Mary Rutherfurd Jay. The Archives also contain the records of the founders and practitioners of the modern California landscape such as Thomas D. Church, Garrett Eckbo, and Geraldine Knight Scott. Works and records of the “next generation” of landscape designers such as Richard Vignolo, Casey Kawamoto, Jack Stafford, Theodore Osmundson, and Walter Guthrie are also held by the Archives.

Environmental Design Archives
University of California, Berkeley, CA

Date and time
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

$170 for Members of The Garden Conservancy
$190 for General Admission
This program is a fundraiser for the Environmental Design Archives

For more information, please contact the Garden Conservancy by telephone 845.424.6500, M-F, 9-5 Eastern, or email   

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October 17, 2023
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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