Garden Architecture Exhibition Explores Green Spaces for Space City

May 16, 2014

Four Curtis & Windham Gardens were featured in “Garden Architecture,” an exhibition of private and public garden spaces at the AIA Houston.

The Houston Chronicle posted this article by Kathy Huber on the exhibition:  “Exhibit traces Houston’s History through its Gardens.”

Among the Curtis & Windham gardens included are Bonney Brier Gardens, West Lane Gardens, South Boulevard Gardens, and Del Monte Courtyard Gardens. South Boulevard and West Lane both create new garden spaces with respect to their historic pasts while Del Monte and Bonney Brier offer contrast in scale, context, language, and formality. The exhibit runs through July 18.

Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Tour

March 10, 2014

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program will be held this year on Saturday, March 29 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Two gardens and houses by Curtis & Windham will be featured on the tour along with others representing the great variety of garden design happening in Houston today. 18 West Lane is a contemporary garden whose design showcases a wonderful modern sculpture collection and a renovated 1950s era Bolton and Barnstone house. The house and gardens at 3965 Del Monte are representative of a more formal French influence with fanciful menagerie of animal sculptures and garden rooms.

The Garden Conservancy’s mission is to preserve America’s exceptional gardens for public enjoyment and education. The money raised by the 2014 Houston Open Day goes to benefit Peckerwood Gardens in Hempstead. Peckerwood is one of a select few gardens to be a preservation project of the Garden Conservancy and is known as “a living laboratory of plants in the heart of Texas”.