Join us for our annual series of engaging and inspirational presentations from leading voices in the field of landscape architecture. Internationally renowned designers present their recent work articulating landscape as a medium of design for the social, cultural, and ecological life of the city.

Michel Desvigne is a landscape architect who is internationally recognized for his rigorous and contemporary designs and for the originality and relevance of his research work. His projects are regularly published in the international press. He works with leading architects including Herzog and de Meuron, Foster+Partners, Jean Nouvel, Rem Koolhaas, Christian de Portzamparc, I.M. Pei, Renzo Piano, and Richard Rogers. Among Desvigne’s most important urban public spaces in the US are Sammons Park in Dallas and the Saint Louis Art Museum. Desvigne was awarded the French national Urbanism Grand Prize in 2011.


Tickets are required and include Museum admission.

Adults $15, seniors $12, students $5, free for members and children 17 and under.

  • Online, by clicking the TICKETS button above*
  • By calling the box office at 617 278 5156, Wednesday-Monday, 10 am-4 pm*
  • In person: Visit the Museum and purchase at the door, Wednesday-Monday, 11 am-4:30 pm

*Handling charges apply to these orders

In the event that tickets sell-out, the Museum will offer a limited number of obstructed view seats on the night of this lecture. You can sign-up for these seats at the Admissions Desk after 6pm. We will make every attempt to seat everyone, but cannot guarantee a seat when we have reached capacity. Note the Museum's event policies.

Image: Sammsons Park, Dallas, photo courtesy Michel Desvigne, © Nigel Young, Foster+Partners.

Hours of daylight, Boston, Sept. 14, 2017 - Sept. 13, 2018
Image: Hours of daylight, Boston, Sept. 14, 2017 - Sept. 13, 2018

Landscape and Horticulture public programs are supported by the Barbara E. Millen and Markley H. Boyer Endowment Fund. These programs also are supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.