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McGovern Centennial Gardens Project in Hermann Park Breaks Ground

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Today, the Hermann Park Conservancy in Houston, TX breaks ground on its largest project ever, the McGovern Centennial Gardens.  Hoerr Schaudt’s design for the gardens transforms 15 acres of the… Read More >

Tips for Designing a Successful Shade Garden

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Ever been flummoxed by the challenges of planting design for an area that has a lot of shade?  Doug Hoerr highlights six guidelines for good shade garden design in his… Read More >

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Breaks Ground

Posted on by Alison Strickler

The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden broke ground on their $11.6 million improvement plan this month. Iowa’s state capitol has a number of citizens committed to public horticulture and we’ve been fortunate enough… Read More >

Chicago Landscapes in Autumn

Posted on by Alison Strickler

Chicago’s civic landscapes attract people from all over the country. One of our landscape architects was out and about recently and took photos of how autumn was expressed this year… Read More >

Up on the Roof

Posted on by Becky Hoerr

This month’s issue of Traditional Home Magazine features Doug Hoerr’s personal roof top garden at his family residence in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.  The article highlights how Doug, his wife… Read More >

Terrarium Landscape Design for Rush University Medical Center Pavilion

Posted on by Alison Strickler

Several weeks ago I posted some images on the theme of inside/outside. The open-air terrarium in the lobby of the newly completed Rush University Medical Center Brennan Entry Pavilion is… Read More >

Garden Views – Inside/Outside

Posted on by Alison Strickler

Just some eye candy based on a theme today. Enjoy!          

Tulip Mania

Posted on by Becky Hoerr

Chicagoans know better than to rely on the proclamations of groundhogs. Each year it is the tulips on the Magnificent Mile that announce to a winter-worn city that spring in… Read More >

Gardens and Walkways in the University of Chicago’s Main Quad

Posted on by Alison Strickler

Last week we received the great news that our work at the University of Chicago will be given a Design Excellence Award by the Society of College and University Planners… Read More >

Family Courtyard on the Lake

Posted on by Alison Strickler

This week, Architectural Record profiled a pair of family residences in Michigan’s Harbor Country for which we designed the landscape. Not surprisingly, the feature highlights photographs of the architecture, designed… Read More >

World Food Prize Hall of Laureates Garden Blooms

Posted on by Alison Strickler

It’s Spring in Des Moines, Iowa. Last autumn, Nick Fobes posted a bit on what it took to complete the World Food Prize garden. Last weekend, we sent a photographer… Read More >

Urban Garden Design for a Historic Home

Posted on by Alison Strickler

We’re very pleased that the Illinois Chapter of the ASLA will give an honor award next month to the redesigned garden at a historic urban property in Chicago’s Wicker Park… Read More >

Engaging Plants in the Garden

Posted on by Julie Sajtar

  Camp Rosemary is a garden designed in the 1920s by Rose Standish Nichols.  On a tour of the garden this summer, I took time to reflect on the formal… Read More >

Holiday Reading List: Great Books on Landscape Architecture and Design

Posted on by Alison Strickler

  Stumped on a gift for someone interested in landscape architecture, design, or garden design? Here are some of our faves, for a wide variety of skill levels and interests, ranging… Read More >

Thresholds in the Garden Landscape: Garden Steps

Posted on by Alison Strickler

  Building on the theme from our earlier post on thresholds and gates, I decided to dig into the archives again for some images of garden steps.  While the main… Read More >

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