Welcome self-seeding plants with the book ‘Cultivating Chaos’
by Pam Peirce
11 December 2015
Photo: Jurgen Becker, Timber Press
Blake Garden's planting wall in their lower garden in Kensington is listed as an example of "Creative Chaos Planting" by the authors of a new book on garden management.
Darek Jarmon states, "It has always been my belief that every garden benefits from areas of creative chaos. Not weedy, out-of-control chaos, but just enough to link the experience of the garden to our pleasure in natural landscapes. My own garden includes self-sown flowers, both native and otherwise, that bloom in an informal profusion."
Blake Garden is the teaching garden for the Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental Planning at UC Berkeley. The garden regularly works with students in all forms of landscape design and management. An exciting current master's project is the hill/view design that will explore slope stabilization research and the installation of a viewing platform in the garden.