The Cultural Landscape Foundation Comes to Sarasota

 Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. was honored to have been invited to participate in 2013 The Garden Dialogues Series by The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

 March 26, 2013 (Sarasota, FL) – On Saturday, The Cultural Landscape Foundation launched the second season of their critically acclaimed Garden Dialogues Series here in Sarasota, Florida, at a Casey Key residential garden designed by landscape architect Michael A. Gilkey, Jr. The limited registration allowed for an in-depth, intimate conversation as the group of two dozen toured the garden on a windy, foggy afternoon. Guests at the Sarasota Dialogue included Cliff Scholz, architect for the project, and his wife Susan; Mary Ellen Flanagan of The Cultural Landscape Foundation; and Jewell Emswiller, President of the Sarasota Garden Club, as well as several members.

The Garden Dialogues Series was developed to answer the question: How do garden owners and their landscape architects or designers work together to create a great garden? These conversations bring together patrons and designers to reveal the creative process, the give and take, and the collaboration that yields a great garden. Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to experience some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice. Registration is now being accepted for Dialogues in Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix and Southern California at

“It was an honor to have been invited by the Foundation to participate in the Garden Dialogues Series,” said Gilkey. “It is a rare opportunity to relive and share the creative energy we enjoyed creating this special space.”

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ABOUT MICHAEL A. GILKEY, INC. ( Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. is a landscape architecture studio in Sarasota, Florida, established in 1981. Through a passion for pure design and personal relationships with architects, contractors and homeowners, Gilkey creates functionally artistic expressions of outdoor space that are direct translations of their clients’ visions.

ABOUT THE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE FOUNDATION ( TCLF provides people with the ability to see, understand, and value landscape architecture and its practitioners, in the way many people have learned to do with buildings and their designers. Through its website, lecture series, outreach, and publishing, TCLF broadens the support and understanding for cultural landscapes nationwide to help safeguard our priceless landscape heritage for future generations.