Class #33

Landscape Design: In The Spirit Of Jens Jensen

Darrel Morrison

June 30 - July 6


instructor imageThis class will incorporate a combination of lectures/discussions, field study of the botanic and aesthetic composition of Door County’s native landscapes as inspiration for landscape designs, landscape design studio work and hands-on landscape management activity at The Clearing. Throughout, the philosophy and work of Jens Jensen, who established The Clearing as a "school of the soil" in 1935, will provide a framework for the class. Jensen himself has been an ongoing inspiration in Darrel’s teaching and design work.

Darrel has a long-term history of teaching and practicing landscape design as "ecological art," in which native plant communities and natural processes inspire and inform landscape designs.

Darrel Morrison holds a master of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also taught from 1969 to 1983. He then taught at the University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design until 2005, when he moved to New York City. He taught in Columbia University's School of Continuing Education in the Master of Landscape Design degree program from 2007 to 2014. In 2015, he returned to Madison, Wisconsin, where he currently lives. In New York, he designed native plant gardens for the New York Botanical Garden, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and New York University. Previously, he was senior landscape designer for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas and designer of the four-acre Native Plant Garden at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum.

Darrel will contact students prior to class and will send a supply list.
Car pooling is needed for this class.

Level: All Levels

Pricing (per person):
$1045 Dorm Room Package*
$1145 Two-Person Room Package*
$1705 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$615 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals
**package includes tuition & 7 meals