July 9,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, from the James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design;

This video was originally published in 1986 by James Rose in conjunction with his book The Heavenly Environment. It has been digitally reproduced by The James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design. For the first time, this video is now available for public viewing and distribution. It entails shots of several private and largely undiscovered gardens designed by James Rose, as well as shots from his personal residence (now the James Rose Center) in Ridgewood, NJ.

Rose discusses suburban design norms and their inadequacies, alternatives to these norms, and designing gardens based on site characteristics as well as clients’ needs. He covers many topics, such as entrances, paths, swimming pools, screening, zoning, and more.