2015 Lecture Series - Energizing a Place

Energizing a Place:  New Trends in Public Gardens with Richard Hartlage


Date: Thursday, July 9th 2015, 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Location: Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209 Get Directions


Cost: FREE 


Presentations have been reviewed and approved by the Oregon Chapter of ASLA for 1.0 Health, Safety and Welfare PDH each for Oregon Registered Landscape Architects. 


Description: Richard Hartlage's award-winning, innovative designs are renowned as emotive spaces that incorporate sophisticated horticulture, artful detailing, and historical knowledge that heighten the human experience of the natural world.  


For this opening lecture, Richard will discuss how public spaces such as the Highline in New York, City Garden in St Louis and the Millennium Park in Chicago are having a profound influence on public gardens. Dynamic design solutions coupled with engaging planting, permanent and temporary art, ecological display and interpretation, and public outreach all go into creating vital institutions. Public gardens, to attract visitors and be relevant to the community, are no longer simply plant collections for a small group of knowledgeable gardeners but need to be dynamic cultural institutions that appeal to a broad cross section of the community. Richard's inspiring images convey a fresh and exciting look at gardens as true works of art. 


Portland's Leach Botanical Garden has embarked on an exciting and transformational journey and Richard will offer ideas about possible first projects that will set the tone for future development, engage the garden press and attract visitors.  Following the lecture, design options for Leach Botanical Garden will be on display and Richard will be available to talk more about this new project and answer questions. 



See some of Richard's work at www.landmorphology.com/ 


This lecture is offered in partnership with the Pacific Northwest College of Art. 


Speaker Bio: Richard Hartlage is the founding principal and CEO of Land Morphology. His award-winning, innovative designs are renowned as emotive, immersive spaces that incorporate sophisticated horticulture, artful detailing, and historical knowledge that heighten the human experience of the natural world. His passion for horticulture, cultivated over 15 years working in public gardens and estates, is applied to each design from the conceptual phase through development of maintenance protocol and beyond. 


Richard’s diverse span of work includes the New Herb and Vegetable Garden at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, the first new garden built in twenty years at this institution, Chihuly Gardens and Glass, the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens, In Situ Estate, Mountsier Estate, the Vegetation Management Plan for the Seattle Center, and the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden. His designs have been featured in the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home, At Home, Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Traditional Home, Pacific Horticulture, Garden Design, and The Seattle Times, in addition to other publications in the United States, Japan, and Europe. 


Richard has given over 350 lectures worldwide, has written over 60 articles on gardening and landscape design for national and international publications, and serves on advisory committees and design juries for non-profits. He has contributed to five books on horticulture and design, including Bold Visions for the Garden, a collection of his essays and photography, and is currently working on two new books due out in 2016. 


In 2002, the sweet shrub, Calycanthus x raulstonii “Hartlage Wine” was named by the J.C. Raulston Arboretum in honor of his hybridization efforts with this genus. Richard hails from Louisville, Kentucky, and is a graduate of North Carolina State University with Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture.



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