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 started as a set of posters waiting on my table this morning and then this mail. Hi. See attached. What lovely friends you have! They organize contacts for your firang friends, make posters of your works, send mails, keep calling you, go to your place to meet you!! I am jealous!! Geeta So what started all this ? A recent feature in a book  by Phaidon , and blogged earlier http://www.landscapeindia.net/gardeners-garden-we-in-esteemed-company-250-projects-600-years/, was cause for some celebration and part embarrassment. While kind words were sent; this took the cake ! Geeta who ofcourse runs the only  landscape magazine in the country, and by  B. V. Doshis generous observation " the only design magazine in India that's really doing good work" is generally a serious person; but clearly with a wicked…
The Dublin Report. Tim Richardson, that prolific writer, at some point had literally dug out a lot of design firms across the globe to find place in his book "Futurescape – Designers for tomorrow’s outdoor spaces" (Thames & Hudson-2011) He then in 2013, recommended to the organizers that they invite us to speak at the Australian Landscape Conference; and that's where we saw the country, the magnificent Cranbourne Botanical Garden (http://www.landscapeindia.net/a-taj-mahal-of-a-landscape/); met the temperamental but extremely knowledgeable Warwick Forge who organizes the conference, his family, made friends with the brilliant Juan Grimm from Chile  (http://www.landscapeindia.net/the-magic-of-juan-grimm/), and the greatest gain;  meeting the tough, blunt, and wonderful writer Louisa Jones,(http://www.louisajones.fr/)from Provence who since has almost become family; an emotion I imagine she will permit us  even if grudgingly, and also whose divine…
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