The art of landscape has been central to the Gardner Museum since its inception.
About Landscape At the Gardner
Isabella Stewart Gardner constructed her museum at the historical moment that landscape architecture became an academic discipline, a liberal profession, and a civic art. Gardner sited her Museum on the recently constructed Back Bay Fens, because she saw the potential for the landscape to enhance and transform the city.
To this day, the Museum aspires to be a preeminent cultural venue for the discipline of landscape architecture. Our Landscape Lectures, exhibitions, and other programs attract attentive audiences with an interest in design culture, architecture, and urbanism.
With the opening of the New Wing, the Museum created the new Jordan and Lynch gardens and radically reconfigured the Monk’s Garden.
Our Landscape Lectures raise awareness of the significance of landscape in our daily lives. Lectures feature engaging and inspirational presentations from leading voices in the field of landscape architecture. Internationally renowned designers present recent work articulating landscape as a medium of design for the social, cultural, and ecological life of the city. See the calendar for more information.
Past Landscape Lectures
Landscape Lectures at the Gardner Museum is an annual series of engaging and inspirational presentations from leading voices in the field of landscape architecture
Photo credit: Alex MacLean