- Landscape at the Gardner
- Mario Schjetnan
- Margie Ruddick
- Walter Hood
- Richard Haag
- Ken Smith in Conversation with Charles Waldheim
- Claude Cormier
- Kathryn Gustafson
- Teresa Galí-Izard
- Eelco Hooftman
- Michael Ezban in Conversation with Charles Waldheim
- Laurie Olin
- Andrea Cochran
- Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
- Gary Hilderbrand
- Peter Walker
- Michael Van Valkenburgh
- Ken Smith
- Martha Schwartz
- James Corner
- George Hargreaves
- Rosetta Elkin in conversation with Charles Waldheim
May 15-September 2, 2013 | Jordan Garden
Tiny Taxonomy highlights the delicate beauty of mountain wildflowers and alpine perennials, common to rocky, high altitude environments, displayed in a field of 25 reflective cylinders.
Tiny Taxonomy classifies plants through shared and common traits, derived from micro-characteristics. The plants exhibit taxonomically useful features, such as a cushion-like form to resist wind, large flowers to encourage pollination, and densely-packed leaves to protect them from frost. Each plant on display is small, tough, and their beauty is best apprehended by intimate observation. Tiny Taxonomy unpacks and represents the garden for our consideration, offering 25 species at eye level for viewing the small structures that unite them.
Rosetta Sarah Elkin, designer of Tiny Taxonomy, is principal of r.s.e. landscape, a design studio based in the Netherlands with a focus on vegetative strategies. Elkin's current projects are international in scope and include residential, commercial, and installation-based design and consulting. Elkin is presently the 2012-13 Daniel Urban Kiley Fellow and Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.
Exclusive Members Event
Saturday, May 18, 3:30 pm
Learn about the Gardner Museum's latest landscape installation Tiny Taxonomy with designer, Rosetta Sarah Elkin, and Charles Waldheim, Ruettgers Consulting Curator of Landscape.
Free and open to members and patrons. Space is limited. Reserve tickets online at gardnermuseum.org/calendar, or call the box office at 617 278 5156.
Rosetta Sarah Elkin in conversation with Charles Waldheim
Thursday, June 6, 7 pm
Elkin will present her recent work, including Tiny Taxonomy, followed by a conversation with Charles Waldheim, Ruettgers Consulting Curator of Landscape.
Rosetta Sarah Elkin is principal of r.s.e. landscape, a design studio based in the Netherlands with a focus on vegetative strategies. Elkin's current projects are international in scope and include residential, commercial, and installation-based design and consulting. Elkin is presently the 2012-13 Daniel Urban Kiley Fellow and Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at Harvard's Graduate School of Design.
Landscape Lectures include Museum admission and require a ticket; tickets can be reserved online, in person at the door, or by phone: 617 278 5156. Museum admission: $15; Seniors $12; Students $5; free for members.
Meet the Growers
Wednesday, June 19, 3:30 pm
Meet with Rosetta Sarah Elkin and the growers who raised the plants for Tiny Taxonomy in the Education Studio and the garden.
Free with Museum admission. Space is limited. Register online at gardnermuseum.org/calendar, or by phone: 617 278 5156.