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The ultimate Gardenlust bucket list

September 27, 2018

Featuring both private and public gardens, this journey makes its way from the Americas and Europe to Asia and Africa with stops in the Arabian Peninsula, and Australia and New Zealand.

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Gardenlust: Made Wijaya’s Gardens in Bali, Indonesia

September 25, 2018

Combining architecture, both religious and secular, with artistically designed arrangements of tropical plants, Made Wijaya’s work both expanded the possibilities of the island’s garden design traditions and exported them to the world.

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Gardenlust: The Miracle Garden in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

September 25, 2018

Forty-five million petunias and geraniums in the desert. A mirage, a madness, a Garden of Eden, or a paradise?

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Gardenlust: Jardins de la Rambla de Sants in Barcelona, Spain

September 25, 2018

A crowded part of the city now has a place to see itself from a new vantage point, flowers to smell, and somewhere safe to walk. A garden.

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Gardenlust: Parque Explorador Quilapilún in Colina, Chile

September 25, 2018

The newest botanical garden in Chile, Parque Explorador Quilapilún, is part of a 939-acre (380-hectare) conservation project, and was designed by Harvard-educated landscape architect Consuelo Bravo. Its three highlights are plant collections, hardscape design, and environmental remediation.

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Gardenlust: Junto Farm in Hudson Valley, New York

September 25, 2018

The visual tension between this highly geometric “farmhouse” in upstate New York, which is open to the public on occasion for charity, and the plantings that flow around and beneath it is palpable and exciting.

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Gardenlust: Golden Rock Inn in Nevis, West Indies

September 25, 2018

When two world-famous artists decide to turn their creative energies to sculpting an entire landscape, only amazement can result. Helen and Brice Marden decided to buy the Golden Rock Inn, a veritable piece of paradise on the Caribbean island of Nevis, and looked at the work of the world’s most prominent garden designers to help […]

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The biogeography of Pacific Northwest butterflies

May 8, 2018

Animals and plants occur where they do, and don’t where they don’t, because of particular characteristics of the landscape in concert with their own adaptations and ecological amplitude. Learn more about the butterflies unique to the biogeographic regions of the beautiful Pacific Northwest with help from Robert Michael Pyle and Caitlin C. LaBar, authors of Butterflies of […]

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Wildlife spectacles and “scant regard for food-chain decorum”

October 23, 2017

In her article “Birds Beware: The Praying Mantis Wants Your Brain,” Natalie Angier details the unexpected hunting habits that are driving some researchers to consider mantises a class all their own. With 3D vision and “scant regard for food-chain decorum,” mantises may be less like insects and more like aspiring vertebrates. Inspired, and a little unnerved out […]

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3 natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest

August 14, 2017

So you’ve finalized your travel plans, now what? As you explore the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, don’t miss these three iconic wonders, and remember to leave what you find!

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