Cal Expo - Sacramento
APRIL 7 – 10, 2022

Cal Expo

The Evolution of the Dutch Gardens

Thursday, April 2 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Garden & Landscape Design, Horticulture

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Martin will explore how the values of a society; aesthetic movements, philosophical currents, religious beliefs, geographic and environmental conditions influence the design of gardens. He will focus on the gardens of the Netherlands and explore how society has changed from the Renaissance until the present day and how that has informed the shape, elements and practices of the art of Landscaping. Martin will explore how this has or can be applied to our environmental and sustainable responsibilities to better serve the aesthetic, cultural, and ecological needs in the Sacramento region. Although The Netherlands has quite a different climate than Sacramento, it does have some elements in common. They are both large watersheds, surrounded by rivers and flood plains, which affects the way landscapes need to be designed and implemented.