Going the extra Mile

Douglas Hoerr had his lightbulb moment in an English country garden. Now he’s sprucing up Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

11th February, 2018
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A grove of honey locust trees on the seventh storey roof garden at Morningstar in Chicago

A key moment in the renowned American landscape designer Douglas Hoerr’s career came in the unlikely setting of an English garden, that of famed maverick gardener Christopher Lloyd.

Walking around the garden of Great Dixter with the great plantsman, Hoerr commented on the fact that Lloyd was growing annuals mixed in with everything else. The reply was to become a pivotal moment for Hoerr. “You Americans are so uptight. Gardening is fun. Experiment...

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