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Gardens of Brazil: Burle Marx & Beyond

August 4 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rooftop Garden by Burle Marx

Gardens of Brazil:  Roberto Burle Marx and Beyond

Professor, Extension Specialist and Horticulturist Sue Barton

Cost: Members: $15; Nonmembers: $25 (Class held via ZOOM)

Registration is required for this event. To register and pay via credit card, please use our online form. You will be sent zoom link close to the class time; be sure to download Zoom app.

Let Sue Barton guide you through a virtual trip to Brazil visiting gardens designed by the late Brazilian Landscape Architect (as well as painter, print maker, environmentalist, horticulturist, artist, and musician) Roberto Burle Marx. A visionary modernist, he treated his landscapes as works of art, utilizing bold combinations of massed plantings and colorful amorphous paving patterns as his palette. We will visit his home and nursery (Sitio Santo Antonio da Bica), a wide variety of public gardens, residential gardens in Tijuaca Park and Petropolis, as well gardens of government buildings in Brasilia. We’ll also visit InHotim, a fantastic public garden and series of modern art galleries near Bele Horizonte.

Susan Barton, Phd is an extension specialist and professor in the Plant and Soil Sciences Department at the University of Delaware. She has worked closely for the past 20 years with DelDOT to research and implement new roadside vegetation management strategies.

She has also worked with partners to develop the Plants for a Livable Delaware Program, designed to provide alternatives to known invasive plants species and to promote sustainable landscaping. She teaches Plants and Human Culture, Farm to Table, Field Sketching of Landscape Subjects, Landscape Architecture Symposium and coordinates the Landscape Horticulture Internship. She also works closely with the nursery and landscape industry, writing newsletters, organizing short courses and conducting horticulture industry expos with the Delaware Nursery and Landscape Association.  Susan received the Nursery Extension Award in 1995 from the American Nursery and Landscape Association and the Ratledge Award for service from the University of Delaware in 2007. Susan received her SITES AP certification in summer 2017. Since 2008, Sue has led a study abroad to Brazil every other January . She has visited Brazil nine times, making great connections with Brazilians who have shown her and her students many wonderful gardens throughout the country.


August 4
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm