Landscape Notes is a forum for sharing information and insights about parks, gardens and the public realm.

The site provides observations and information about landscapes in the Boston metropolitan area, where I live and work, as well as places explored through travel and participation in international cultural landscape initiatives. It is informed by my experiences working as a landscape architect, urban planner, landscape historian and writer.

Book reviews, op-eds, essays and feature-style pieces about parks, gardens and the public realm including streetscapes, plazas, markets, and urban forests will be included, with a focus on green infrastructure and contemporary issues.  Unless noted, I will only write about places I have visited and use my own images.


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 in a new way.

I welcome your feedback and comments.

Patrice Todisco


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  1. 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

    • 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

  2. 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

    • Nada,

      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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