In lieu of GardenScape for 2013, Rochester’s premier landscape craftsmen put their skills to work at the Garden Artisans of Rochester Expo. This event was held March 14-17, 2013 at Southtown Plaza in Henrietta, NY. Although there was no theme or judging of the displays, our own Christopher Law, Nursery Manager, did yeoman’s duty in designing the combined Oriental Garden Supply/Twin Oaks Lawn and Landscape display in addition to the little gardens scattered around and joining the various landscaper displays at the Expo.Garden Artisans of Rochester Expo video
In 1897, the state of New York reserved 39 acres of land in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, part of which was an ash dump, for a botanic garden. The Garden was actually founded in 1910 with construction of the various gardens following soon after. The BBG now comprises about 52 acres of gardens and collections, including a number of specialty gardens such as the famous Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden. Learn more at their website here
.Tour of Brooklyn Botanic Garden
The theme for GardenScape 2012 was “Recipe for Springtime” and Oriental Garden Supply LLC
teamed up with Twin Oaks Lawn and Landscape
for their combined display. We garnered an unprecedented number of awards this year including Best of Show. We are pleased so many people visited and enjoyed our garden display and sales booth. Links to video preview of GardenScape 2012 plants being forced for the show and of the combined show garden display.GardenScape 2012 Preview videoGardenScape 2012 video
Explore the hidden treasures in “The Garden of Stones and Stairs”. Be the first to shed the winter blues and journey into Spring… colliding with Summer. Meander amongst botanical wonder and artfully crafted stone mastery. Every new step promises sights to behold with ideas sure to be incorporated into your own backyard oasis. Relax and Enjoy.
Visit our entry for the GardenScape 2011 theme - Rock the Garden
One of the most important underlying design tenets of Japanese gardens is the blending of the indoors and the outdoors to form a seamless living space where Nature becomes fully integrated into one’s life. Quite often, carefully crafted gardens hint at the untamed wilds, shut off from the surrounding civilization by a privacy screen of fencing or dense hedges.
Visit our entry for the GardenScape 2008 theme - It's A Garden's Life
This garden has been painstakingly built by a founding member of the local Oriental Garden Society, Charles Oesterly, and his son Amur. It is a Japanese style garden and consists of a stroll garden with viewing structure and large pond, a dry landscape garden viewed through a picture window in the home, and general landscaping to complement the theme. There are many sculpted pines, stands of bamboo, grasses and unusual plants.
View scenes from the Oesterly Garden
This garden is located near Silverton, Oregon and is a large stroll garden with numerous "rooms". Many of the country's largest nurseries, which are based in Oregon, have contributed rare and unusual specimen plants to this botanical wonder. You might easily spend a day wandering through and not see it all. There is also a Frank Lloyd Wright home on the property to enjoy as well.
Pictures from The Oregon Garden
Located in Portland, OR this garden has been rated the best Japanese Garden in the world, outside of Japan. It encompasses 5.5 acres in a hilly setting and needs to be visited in all seasons to really appreciate all it has to offer.
Pictures from the Portland Japanese Garden
Located in Seattle, this is a 3 1/2 acre formal garden designed and constructed under the supervision of world-renowned Japanese garden designer Juki Iida in 1960. There is a nice tea house, large pond, and numerous viewing areas.
View pictures from the Washington Park Arboretum