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Mertz Library Humanities

The Beauty of the Wild: Darrel Morrison

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

1 p.m. EDT | NYBG

A pioneer of “re-wilded landscapes,” Darrel Morrison revisits the people and places that have nourished his long career as a celebrated landscape architect-from designer Jens Jensen and naturalist Aldo Leopold to the prairie grasses and wildflowers of his native Midwest. Focusing on his late-career designs including NYBG’s Goldman Stone Mill landscape, the tallgrass plantings at Storm King Art Center, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Native Flora Garden, Morrison shares lessons about the links among ecology, art, music, and design; the urgent need to preserve natural areas; and the importance of having fun through it all.

Darrel Morrison, FASLA, is an award-winning landscape architect and former professor and chair of the landscape architecture program at the University of Wisconsin. He served as Dean of the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia and co-founded Landscape Journal. He is the recipient of the 2021 Scott Garden and Horticulture Award.

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