An Appreciation of Stone (20)

Garden of Quiet Listening, Carleton College, MN.
The Garden of Quiet listening

My passion is to create landscape gardens that evoke the beauty of the natural world, in ways that are responsive to the site, the client, and locally available materials. I call these three sources of information and inspiration the Accord Triangle. –David Slawson.

I haven’t had a Sunday stone day in awhile and thought it would be great to post this as an opposite to the starkness , and lifelessness of the previous post-well put Patrick.

I have been fortunate enough to have David teach at one of the WCI Design Forums, and hope to have that fortune again. David’s book Secret Teachings in the Art of Japanese Gardens, is (my opinion) the best book on this style of Garden Design. If you even slightly consider adding elements of this style, or a devoted space this is the book.

Categorized as stone

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.

1 comment

  1. One of his first designs was the dry waterscape at the Cleveland Botanical Garden in the 1970’s, a great designer, and greatly humble man

    That dry feature is still there isn’t it? Isn’t there a walkway through some lawn? And yes, David is about as humble as they come, I need another WCI forum to give David some space in.

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