25. September 2019 - 15:00 till 17:00
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Professional Designer’s Guide to Garden Furnishings | The Gamble Garden | Wednesday, 25. September 2019

The Professional Designer's Guide to Garden Furnishings
with Vanessa Garner Nagel

Gardens don't need just plants, paths, and walls; they need carefully chosen accessories and furnishings. But finding and choosing these accessories can be a challenge. Award winning landscape & interior designer, Vanessa Gardener Nagel, will provide both visual inspiration and practical information about how to choose and where to find just about every kind of accessory a garden might need; chairs, benches, cushions, arbors, containers, and artwork, too. Vanessa will share her insights on how furnishings are linked to architecture; she will offer tips and techniques for choosing furnishings based on comfort, scale, and proportion. She will also discuss the properties of a wide variety of material choices, including wood, stone, ceramics, concrete, metal, and fabrics.

About Our Speaker:

Vanessa Garner Nagel worked as a commercial interior designer for 25 years with architectural firms in the Bay Area and Portland before taking postgraduate coursework in landscape design. She started her own landscape design firm in 2002 and has been an active member of APLD for many years. She is the author of Understanding Garden Design: The Complete Handbook for Aspiring Designers and The Professional Designer’s Guide to Garden Furnishings. She currently lives and works in Portland, OR.