Landscape Superintendent Glenstone Foundation Poolesville, Maryland
This session addresses the design process that began at Glenstone in 2003 and evolved into an ongoing collaboration between people and living systems. The panel will describe how landscape architects, native plant consultants, and an organic-oriented in-house team achieved the ecologically diverse and vibrant landscape that continues to evolve today.
1. Demonstrate what can be achieved because of collaboration between consultants and owners with diverse specialties.
2. Understand how design intent may change and be realized over a long period of time.
3. Gain insight into conceiving living systems and change as part of a landscape design focused on both performance and aesthetics.
4. Understand the difficulties and successes of an organic maintenance regime and how that relates to ideas of sustainability and “low maintenance.”