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W. Gary Smith

Travels from:

Toronto, Ontario Canada

Other speakers from Ontario

Speaking topics:

  • Art and Landscape
  • Children's Gardens
  • Native Plant Garden Design
  • Nature's Patterns in Garden Design

W. Gary Smith

One of North America's leading landscape designers, W. Gary Smith specializes in botanical gardens and arboretums, as well as public art installations and private gardens, often weaving together local ecological and cultural themes.

He received the Award of Distinction from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers for his work on Enchanted Woods at Winterthur in Delaware, Peirce's Woods at Longwood Gardens, and the Stopford Family Meadow Maze in Pennsylvania. Peirce's Woods also received a Design Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects. His recent work includes the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, the master plan and the Children's Garden at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the Discovery Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the Therapeutic Garden at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

He currently lives in Toronto.

Books by W. Gary Smith

From Art to Landscape: Unleashing Creativity in Garden Design

By W. Gary Smith

300 pp., hardcover


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