The U.S. nursery industry we know today evolved from obsessive plant trading between the Colonies and Europe in the 17th century. This session explores how American botanophilia intersected with innovation and major cultural, industrial, developmental, and political events, to support the proliferation of commercial nurseries and, by extension, landscape architecture.
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Gain an understanding of the origins of Colonial botanophilia and the means and methods used in the 18th Century plant trade between the Colonies and Europe 2. Make connections between the cultural, social, political, and technological developments of the 19th and 20th Centuries that enabled the nursery trade to emerge and flourish throughout the United States. 3. Learn how different generations of landscape architects specified and located plants for their projects. 4. Learn how the environmental movement of the late 20th Century expanded and reinvigorated the nursery industry and how landscape architecture continues to enable that expansion.
Laura Solano, ASLA; Adam Greenspan, ASLA; ; ;
American Society of Landscape Architects