Understanding the Essential Layers of Living Landscapes

Jan 23 2018 - 8:00am

An in-depth discussion of vertical, horizontal, cultural and temporal layers and the relationships essential to their support of living communities, as a foundation for design and stewardship.

Session Track: 
Landscape Design/Build


Rick Darke’s work is grounded in an observational ethic that blends art, ecology, and cultural geography in the design and stewardship of living landscapes. His projects include residential gardens, parks, post-industrial sites, transportation corridors, corporate and collegiate campuses, conservation developments, and botanical gardens.

Rick’s Pennsylvania home garden, which he and his wife Melinda Zoehrer have made and maintain together, has served as their living laboratory for a quarter century. His many books include The American Woodland Garden: Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest, The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden, co-authored with Doug Tallamy, and Gardens of the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes, co-authored with Piet Oudolf. For further information visit: www.rickdarke.com.