Garden for the Senses
Spanish garden and landscape designer Javier Mariátegui presents his book “Gardens for the Senses,” a selection of his best works on Spanish gardens.
It would be difficult to summarize in a few words Javier Mariátegui’s gardens, given the wide variety of styles and their versatility. He considers each garden to be a work of art, bringing elements that clash together until they harmonize, and allowing the grandeur of the landscape to invade every corner of the space.
At Dumbarton Oaks, Mariátegui will present Garden for the Senses and explain his way of designing gardens, while creating a parallelism between Spain and America, landscapes and climates.
It was not by chance that Javier Mariátegui dedicated himself to gardening. His grandmother, the Marchioness of Casa Valdés, wrote the book Spanish Gardens, which continues to be a reference for all lovers of this particular field of history and art.
He studied landscape gardening and design at the Castillo de Batres School in Madrid, then worked in England as a gardener. For the last thirty years, he has been designing and building gardens across Spain as well as in several other European countries. He has published numerous articles on landscape gardening topics in specialized magazines, and his work has appeared in the most prestigious publications.