It started with that Million Garden Project; one day  we were asking " what is an Indian Garden" and the next day we were writing mails and calling friends, colleagues, old students across the country asking them to send us gardens  from their regions. And slowly  over a year ,we got many. So many that , we had to edit the numbers and that led to a lecture, that was received well across the globe. Then a few years later the bug bit us again, and we asked if we really knew enough about the Indian garden. Loaded and leading the question was; and designed to expose our ignorance. But along with that was a long standing impossible to deny lament. The state of the landscape profession in India continued…
It is not often that a public or a large landscape captures your imagination and shakes you alive! In the past many have- Central Park, Nishat Baugh , Villa D-Este , but in recent times at least for me, this has not happened often- it happened with I saw the Parc André Citroën in Paris, which is a magnificent project, and one I must post a blog on soon, and I have to confess that I have not seen the Hi-Line Park- but seeing the Australian Garden at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Cranbourne just outside Melbourne was a powerful emotional experience and only half jokingly I called it " A Taj Mahal of a Landscape". Simply stating, its one of the most powerful public gardens done in the last three odd decades…
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