Discover the Gardens of Roberto Burle Marx, a modernist landscape architect and painter that innovated dynamic use of plants Burle Marx became a hero landscape architect to learn from and emulate, study and better understand his work. Rate valid to 1, 2 or 3 people.
No landscape architect today can match the diversity of the planting palette. Burle Marx was noted for exploring and using plants of his native Brazil and instrumental in advocating the preservation and awareness of native flora. At the same time, he voraciously sought and experimented with adaptable and dynamic plants from all over the world. His love of plants was most apparent at his home, Sitio Santo Antonio da Bica, now owned by the state and superbly managed. It was his own private botanical garden, laboratory, and nursery to supply his commissions. Burle Marx was not a plant snob. He kept in mind his end goal to create artful, dynamic landscapes and was willing to use whatever plants he had at his disposal, be they common or extraordinarily rare, as long as they were easy to grow and manage.