LANDSCAPE DESIGN MASTERCLASS
LIFE IN THE LANDSCAPE C H OR E O G RA PH ING N AT UR E W ITH F OR M AN D FUNCT ION .
andscape architects and designers are the quiet innovators and artists behind magic-making in the gardens, fields, and forests that surround beautiful farms and ranches. We feel a sense of place in a carefully designed environment, be it an intimate space dense with verdant offerings, or acres of subtly swaying grasses lulling us into quiet bliss. But behind the bucolic views lies the expert knowledge of designers
honoring the land, preserving its resources, and enhancing its natural undulating rhythm. Without us realizing it, their designs direct our gazes in twists and turns and outward toward distant vanishing points. They lead us unconsciously to explore and wander. EQ has assembled some of Americaâ€™s top landscape designers and architects to share their secrets. Meet the esteemed panel on the next page.
BY STEPHANIE PETERS
JANICE PARKER LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
46 | EQ U E S T R I A N Q UA RT E RLY | S P RING | 2015