Exhibition and Book Signing: "Plants in Design" with CED professors Brad E. Davis and David Nichols

The CED will celebrate the opening of “Oh, The Places We’ll Go!” with a reception and book signing by the authors. Located in the college’s Circle Gallery at 285 S. Jackson Street in Athens, the exhibition will feature massive photographs captured by Brad Davis and David Nichols as they assembled images for Plants in Design; the exhibition leads visitors through the landscapes of the Southeast, the East and West Coasts of the U.S., and Europe; and includes examples of projects from nationally and internationally-recognized firms like James Corner Field Operations, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Gustafson, Guthrie, Nichol, and Oehme van Sweden.  For the reception, the gallery will be transformed into a Southern garden with plant materials from Servescape. Throughout the semester, the Circle Gallery will be used as a teaching resource for CED faculty, with special programming and events.

Plants in Design emerged from Davis’s and Nichols’s love for plants and well-designed landscapes and a previous frustration with landscape design guidebooks. Published by the University of Georgia Press, Plants in Design combines two fundamental components of landscape and garden design: (1) principles and uses of plant material, and (2) resource information for analyzing and selecting a broad range of plant materials for Southern landscapes. Illustrated with approximately 1,750 color photographs, Plants in Design depicts plant shape, form, characteristics, and landscape use, both to aid identification and to envision how individual plants might appear in a composition. The authors promote the use of native species to benefit native wildlife and point out the dangers of many nonnative plants widely used in the past and now threatening natural ecosystems.

Sponsored by the University of Georgia Press and the UGA College of Environment + Design.

Copies of the book will be available at a 40% discount from the UGA Press.

Wednesday, October 13 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Jackson Street Building, Circle Gallery
285 S Jackson Street, Athens, GA 30602

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