2021 AMGA Webinar Series
Julie Moir Messervy
Julie Moir Messervy is the founder and principal designer of JMMDS. With over three decades of experience, nine books, and numerous high-profile lectures, she is an innovative leader in landscape and garden design theory and practice.
Messervy was the landscape designer of the award-winning Toronto Music Garden, a collaboration with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the City of Toronto, which received a Leonardo Da Vinci Award for innovation and creativity.
Messervy’s most recent book is New Landscaping Ideas That Work(The Taunton Press, January 2018). Her book Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love received the Garden Writers Association 2010 Gold Medal for Best Book Writing. Messervy co-authored Outside the Not So Big House with architect S. Susanka in 2006. Her other books include Landscaping Ideas That Work, The Toronto Music Garden: Inspired by Bach, The Magic Land, The Inward Garden, and Contemplative Gardens, named one of the ten best garden books of 1990 by The NY Times.
Messervy studied landscape design with eminent Japanese garden master Kinsaku Nakane in Kyoto, Japan. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College and Master of Architecture and Master in City Planning degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Messervy’s vision for composing landscapes of beauty and meaning is furthering the evolution of landscape design and changing the way people create and enjoy their outdoor surroundings. She launched the Home Outside® landscape design app and award-winning Home Outside online design service to bring good landscape design to homeowners everywhere.
The Designer’s Way: Seven Spatial Archetypes for Landscape Design
Using the landscape archetypes of the sea, the cave, the promontory, the harbour, the island, the mountain and the sky, this lecture will show you how to add form, structure, and interest to your garden planning. Given that the Atlantic Provinces have a great variety of these landforms, Julie will provide ideas that you can incorporate into your garden design.