Walk into the private garden of an award-winning landscape architect
Arne Maynard, one of Britain’s most sought-after garden designers, will give the inaugural Robert Dash Garden Discourse for the Madoo Conservancy this Tuesday at the Carlton Hobbs Gallery in New York City, an event hosted by Chesie Breen, Mario Buatta, Christopher Gow, Charlotte Moss, Deborah Nevins, and Anne Raver. “We wanted to find a way to celebrate the life of Bob Dash, who established Madoo in 1967 and who dedicated his life to the garden, bringing horticultural knowledge and inspiration to visitors young and old,” Alejandro Saralegui, director of the Madoo Conservancy, says. “The annual Garden Discourse lecture series will allow us a rare chance to discuss garden design, what it means to those who create gardens and indeed enjoy them.”
“Arne Maynard: A Sense of Place” will focus on Maynard’s philosophy of creating gardens which seem to naturally sit within their landscape. Perhaps nowhere is this aesthetic more clear than at the designer’s own home, Allt-y-bela in Wales. “New clients often ask me how it is that the gardens I design seem to fit so naturally with the house they surround. They wonder how this will be achieved for their own garden and indeed whether it will be possible,” Maynard says. “The answer lies with them—I ask so many questions at those first client meetings about the house, their style choices, the plants that currently thrive within the existing garden or landscape and importantly how they intend to use the garden. All these details, together with a dedicated commitment to using only the best craftsmanship in building a garden, allow us to achieve finished gardens that suit their owners, and their landscape, perfectly.”
Madoo in Manhattan, February 11, 6:30pm at The Carlton Hobbs Gallery, 60 East 93rd Street. Tickets for Madoo Members, $125; Non-members, $150
THE VIEW FROM THE KITCHEN GARDEN OUT TO THE LANDSCAPE
FROSTED EARTHWORKS AT THE BACK OF THE HOUSE
ALLT-Y-BELA FROM THE COTTAGE GARDEN WALL
FROSTED EARTHWORKS AT THE BACK OF THE HOUSE.
A VIEW FROM ALLT-Y-BELA OUT TO THE LANDSCAPE BEYOND THE GARDEN.
LAYERED BEECH TOPIARY AND THE VIEWS BEYOND.