Garden Dialogues: Midcentury Reduct

Date:April 12, 2015 - April 12, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Highland Park

On April 11-12, get exclusive access to private gardens in Dallas and Fort Worthand hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.

Midcentury Reduct

Tary Arterburn of Studio Outside, with Svend Fruit, AIA, Bodron+Fruit

This rare mid-century modern home on Turtle Creek was a find that the owners couldn’t resist. The rear of the home overlooks the creek and the unique floor plan opens into the landscape on both the upper and lower levels.

The landscape design strikes the perfect balance between the home’s strong architectural lines and its creekside environment. A plant palette of varying shades of green was chosen for texture and seasonal interest. Berkeley sedge creates a soft evergreen base to the garden and plantings include beautyberry, indigo, yellow iris, and dwarf palmetto.

At the home’s entry, tall blue-green rushes contrast with a bed of sweet flag, set below two gingko trees. In the upper level courtyard, large native pecan trees create provide shade and dappled light. A sculpture composed of a sliced and mounted teak root sits above a low fountain. A fire table, seating, and a dining area complete the perfect space for entertaining.

At the rear, the creekside terrace features a simple fountain trough, planted with lotus and other aquatic plants. Water constantly flows over the edges, mirroring the sound of the stream below. A glass floodwall along the patio edge allows uninterrupted views of the creek.

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