Landscape Architecture Magazine Features Virginia Burt – Mind, Soul, Design
Virginia Burt of Virginia Burt Designs (VBD) has been featured in the March 2018 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. The magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects. This feature article entitled; Mind, Soul, Design was written by Katarina Katsma, ASLA of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the article appears in the Foreground/Palette section (Page-62) .
This article is a delightful look into the garden design philosophies of Virginia Burt. It is a journey from the very beginnings of Virginia’s career after graduating from the University of Guelph highlighting how Virginia’s healing garden designs emphasize both a psychological and emotional capacity to heal what ails us.
“I want to create gardens that really are truly meaningful and touch people” Virginia Burt
This eight page article also highlights three of Virginia Burt Designs award winning design projects: The Gathering Place, Contemporary Sculpture Garden and 1890’s Reclaimed. The three separate passages are a deeper look into what inspired Virginia to design each of these wonderful healing gardens. Another section, Big and Smalls, shows Virginia’s planting palette and how it changes depending on the design location.
Its a brilliant read and so inspiring. Please review the article here: Landscape Architecture Magazine – Mind, Soul, Design on the VBD website.
The article is also available on the Landscape Architecture Magazine Website: MIND, SOUL, DESIGN.
Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 72 student chapters.
About Virginia Burt
Virginia Burt, FCSLA, FASLA, creates landscapes and gardens of meaning for residential clients, healthcare facilities, and academic and governmental organizations. Virginia graduated with honours from University of Guelph in 1985 and worked in offices in Aspen, Colorado and Toronto, Ontario before founding Virginia Burt Designs in 1996. Virginia’s love of the land, the inspiration for her work, began early in her life. Growing up on an apple farm Virginia developed a passion for being outside and understanding the rhythms of nature. For more than 30 years, Virginia’s design philosophy has reflected these roots, enabling her to create gardens and landscapes that reveal their natural context and sensitively reflect and support those who use them. Virginia is one of 7 women in the world designated as a fellow in both ASLA and CSLA.