Romancing the Garden

Romancing the Garden

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in All, Design | No Comments

Isn’t this bench perfect for watching the sunset with a sweetheart? At a distance from everything else, it seems to occupy its own private universe. Design: JMMDS. Photo: Bill Sumner. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we can’t help thinking about romance in the garden. We’ve written before about trysting spots outdoors, but here’s another idea: […]

A Virtual Visit to the Toronto Music Garden

A Virtual Visit to the Toronto Music Garden

Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in People, Places, Uncategorized | One Comment

Last week Julie paid a visit to the Toronto Music Garden with her parents and reported that it is the perfect time of year to see this garden, when the grasses and many of the perennials are at their most spectacular. The Toronto Music Garden, inspired by Bach’s First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello, was designed by Julie […]

Video: The Toronto Music Garden Revisited

Video: The Toronto Music Garden Revisited

Posted by on Jun 24, 2011 in All, Places, Video | 5 Comments

Last week Julie was visiting a client in Toronto and had just enough time for a quick visit to the Toronto Music Garden with her video camera. Eleven years after the garden was built, the plants have filled in, the once-sunny Prelude has become dappled shade just as intended, vines have begun to drape the Pavilion, and […]

Getting in the Spirit: Holiday Book Recommendations

Getting in the Spirit: Holiday Book Recommendations

Posted by on Dec 4, 2010 in Books, People | 3 Comments

By JMMDS Lushly-photographed, inspiring garden design books—we all love them! Here are our suggestions for what to give the garden-lovers in your life this holiday season (or to request for yourself!). Julie’s pick—Close: Landscape Design and Land Art in Scotland, with magnificent photos by Allan Pollok-Morris.

A Night Out for Nature

Posted by on Sep 24, 2008 in All, Upcoming Events | One Comment

Since it’s coming up on the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the Toronto Music Garden, I’ve been giving more presentations about it these days. Last Saturday night, September 20th, I was joined by my friend and esteemed cellist, Judith Serkin, for a performance at Vermont Academy’s new Horowitz Hall, on behalf of the Nature […]