Garden Masters: Historical & Future Gardens

Garden Masters: Historical & Future Gardens

Landscaping at Manolo Court, the apartment complex designed by Rudolph Schindler.

Fri, Oct 20, 2023
10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Join AD100 landscape architects David Godshall and Jenny Jones of Terremoto for a morning exploring the complex intersections between native ecologies and globalized horticultures in two Los Angeles gardens designed by their firm. The crux of this Garden Master Series is the juxtaposition of two sites—an apartment complex in Silverlake designed by the celebrated modernist architect Rudolph Schindler, and Test Plot, a restoration garden in Elysian Park. Despite being seemingly quite different, these two places share something in common, that of experimental garden-making. The Test Plot sits on public land and foregrounds ecological stewardship, but nonetheless informs the more aesthetically driven private garden at the Schindler apartments.

Terremoto approaches landscape and garden-making with an experimental, hands-on approach, with projects spanning residential, institutional, commercial, private, and public. Terremoto has also engaged with community work through Test Plot, an ongoing collaborative experiment in shared land stewardship. Through Test Plot, as well as Terremoto’s Land and Labor internal working group, the firm seeks to strengthen the ethics of Land Care in the landscape industry and in our culture more broadly.

Los Angeles, CA

Date and time
Friday, October 20, 2023
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

$100 for Members of The Garden Conservancy
$110 for General Admission

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