Good Parks Make Good Cities

That's Lynden Miller's motto, an artist and garden designer with a new book, Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape. The Wall St. Journal has a profile.

"Ms. Miller, who's descended from a long line of enthusiastic soil dabblers, was born in New York and grew up in Washington, D.C. While trying in vain to make a living with her abstract landscapes, she took classes at the New York Botanical Garden for her own edification and enrichment."

""People tell me they can recognize one of my gardens," said Ms. Miller. "I think it's because I plant in large groups with attention to texture and form and color, not just with the flowers but with the plants themselves.""

Thanks to Melissa Chow

Full Story: Lynden Miller Creates Urban Edens

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month
Book cover of Insider's Guide to Careers in Urban Planning

So you want to be a planner...

Check out our behind the scenes look at 25 careers in the Urban Planning field
Starting at $14.95
Book cover of Unsprawl

Unsprawl: Remixing Spaces as Places

Explore visionary, controversial and ultimately successful strategies for building people-centered places.
Starting at $12.95