Garden Dialogues 2018: Brentwood, California

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Open to landscape architecture professionals, allied designers, and the general public.
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Located in the heart of beautiful Brentwood, this stunning residence was created when multiple plots were combined and two extant buildings were renovated by Frederick Fisher Architects. Landscape architect Pamela Burton then created a large sunken lawn with a stone-and-wood pergola to the south. A long, stone rill filled with irises runs amid the lawn, which is wrapped by a decomposed granite path. The path is bordered by an ever-changing palette of sun- and shade-loving shrubs designed in the pattern of the color wheel. White, green, chartreuse, and yellow merge into orange, red, and rose, then transition into burgundy, purple, and blue. The result is a garden room filled with color year-round from the foliage and flowers.

Pamela Burton, FASLA, received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles. She founded Pamela Burton & Company shortly after graduation, motivated to integrate the disciplines of art, architecture, and landscape.

In 2003 Princeton Architectural Press published Private Landscapes: Modernist Gardens in Southern California, which Pamela co-authored with Marie Botnick. The book profiles residential gardens designed by mid-century modernists Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, and several of their colleagues. In 2010 Princeton Architectural Press published Pamela Burton Landscapes, which describes the interrelationships among twenty of Burton’s projects, including private residences and public landscapes in California, Hawaii, Idaho, New York, and Brazil.

Ms. Burton is a member of the Chancellor's Cabinet of the UCLA Fund. She served on the Design Review Board at the University of California, Santa Barbara, on the Design Review Board at the University of California, Riverside, and on the Architectural Review Board of the City of Santa Monica.

2.0 LA CES™ Professional development hours will be available pending approval

Thanks to the generosity of our hosts and sponsors, tickets for Garden Dialogues are tax-deductible, and proceeds benefit the educational programs of The Cultural Landscape Foundation.
Los Angeles, CA
Distance Learning
Course Equivalency
Healthcare & Therapeutic Design
Horticulture / Plants
Residential Design
Site Planning
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcomes
1. Learn how successful landscape architects collaborate with their clients to identify and meet their needs.
2. Learn about the design process for developing the landscape and the planting plan.
3. Learn about appropriate plant selection for landscapes in this region and zone.
Pamela Burton, FASLA
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