Landscape Notes is a forum for sharing stories and insights about gardens, parks and the public realm. It is informed by my experiences working as a landscape designer, urban planner, landscape historian and writer.  Unless noted, I will only write about places I have visited and use my own images.

Photos and posts from Landscape Notes have been featured in the Huffington Post, Gardenista and Vogue Magazine.  In 2014, 2015 and 2017 Landscape Notes received a silver media award from the Garden Writers Association in the category “Overall Blog Site.”

St. John’s Lodge, London

Why Landscape Notes?  For me, a note contains an idea that can be explored further, encouraging inquiry.  I hope that by reading about the places and ideas that interest me, your curiosity will be piqued and that you will think about and experience landscapes and gardens in a new way.

I welcome your feedback and comments.

Patrice Todisco



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  • Reply crabtreegardens January 11, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    This blog is my heaven. Thank you.

  • Reply crabtreegardens January 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    I so thoroughly enjoyed reading the most recent posts and will be returning to complete reading the rest of them. I have been able to glean several ideas for my own garden. Though it is in its infancy, I have strong faith that one day it will become one of the most interesting public gardens. Thank you for your amazing conveyance of these awe-inspiring places. Sandi

    • Reply Patrice Todisco January 11, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Thanks, Sandi,

      It is gratifying to learn that Landscape Notes is providing you with inspiration for your garden projects. The site is an experiment for me and your feedback in both helpful and motivating. Patrice

  • Reply Nada Kojic Edwards April 17, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    dear Patrice Todisco, I stumbled upon your inspiring blog. lots of good ideas for a garden book read. I am myself just an amateur gardener, `i live on the shores of lake Maggiore in a small village. I was going to do a little presentation on the importance of Piet Oudolf’s work. All I am asking is the permission to use the photos I found on your blog. I would , of course give credit to you.
    thanks in advance
    Nada Edwards

    • Reply Patrice Todisco April 18, 2016 at 10:21 am


      Thank you for your kind words and please do feel free to use my images with attribution. I haven’t been to Lake Maggiore itself for several years but have spent a good deal of time in Lugano in the recent past where my daughter attended college. You live in a very beautiful part of the world which I hope to visit again soon.

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