Cultivated Wild

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Jungles, Raymond

"Color and texture burst forth at every turn in gardens by landscape architect Raymond Jungles. Sculptural bromeliads, swaying palms, delicate epiphytes, and vibrant orchids combine to immerse visitors in rich, lush environments that captivate the eye with layer upon layer of interest. Taking cues first from a site's topography and conditions, Jungles combines tapestries of plants with unique water elements that enhance what nature has offereduswaths of grasses and succulents direct the eye toward unspeakably romantic Caribbean vistas, intriguingly pitted and mossy oolitic limestone monoliths create trickling waterfalls and hidden grottoes, and innovative combinations of native trees surround sinuous and calming infinity pools. The Cultivated Wild shows Jungles expanding to such diverse locales as Big Timber, Montana; Monterrey, Mexico; St. Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies; Abacos, Bahamas; and even the temporary Brazilian Modern Orchid Show for the New York Botanical Gardenuas well as responding creatively to sites unique to his adopted hometown- rooftop gardens and pools including the penthouse Sky Garden atop the now-iconic Herzog & de Meuronudesigned parking garage at

ISBN: 9781580934404

216 pages

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