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"Garden Designers Roundtable" "Robert Webber" Lesley Hegarty"

Art outside – who needs it? Surely gardens are beautiful anyway if the gardener is at all skilful? Is that not art enough? Why would you need to add sculpture to your garden?

Perhaps it is about your perception of beautiful objects, a need to have what you conceive of as sculpturally beautiful around you, the extension of a ‘household ornament’ idea out into the garden? And, why not?

Maybe you are a collector and have amassed a hoard of objets trouves which your partner has had enough of indoors!

Or perhaps, and we are hopeful here, you are beginning to perceive its strategic potential in garden design terms.

There are however, millions of choices out there into which it is possible to sink even more millions, truly! And, having bought the wretched thing, where do you put it anyway? Or shouldn’t the thought process have been the other way around?!

Often clients see the addition of art and sculpture as their way of personalising a garden design. But while it can certainly be a matter of personal choice just how sure are you about your own taste? Do you like it enough? Will you outgrow it? What will it say about you?

You’d not buy a Van Gogh without taking a little advice. And we think that here as much as anywhere else in their garden the client most definitely needs the guiding hand of the garden designer.

So why not reach out your hand and tap into the ideas of our designers!


Lesley and Robert

Susan Cohan : Miss Rumphius’ Rules : Chatham, NJ

Jocelyn Chilvers : The Art Garden : Denver, CO

Mary Gallagher Gray : Black Walnut Dispatch : Washington, D.C.

Lesley Hegarty & Robert Webber : Hegarty Webber Partnership : Bristol, UK

Jenny Peterson : J Petersen Garden Design : Austin, TX

Deborah Silver : Dirt Simple : Detroit, MI

Rebecca Sweet : Gossip In The Garden : Los Altos, CA

Pam Penick : Digging : Austin, TX


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