TITLE: Library of Congress Landscape Renovation
SPEAKER: Matthew Evans, Holly Shimizu, Carl Morgan
EVENT DATE: 2006/05/23
RUNNING TIME: 52 minutes
The planting beds in the front of the Madison Building were completely redesigned in the Spring of 2006. The updated design was a collaborative effort of three institutions.
Matthew Evans, senior landscape architect of the United States Capitol created the design, Holly H. Shimizu, executive director of the United States Botanic Garden selected the plants and Carl Morgan, gardener supervisor at the Library of Congress and his crew removed the old bushes, prepared the beds and did the planting.
Careful consideration was given to the form, beauty and durability of the plants selected and their placement. About half of the plants are native to this area. Their lecture demonstrates the new design.
Speaker Biography: Matthew Evans is the senior landscape architect and horticulturist of the United States Capitol, where he is now in his 15th year of service. He was elected Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2003. He has won numerous design and service awards, locally and nationally, and over a period of 33 years, he has designed more than 2,000 built landscape architectural projects. Evans has chosen the Holiday Tree for the U.S. Capitol every year since 1995.
Speaker Biography: Holly Shimizu is an internationally recognized horticulturist and a former host of the TV program "The Victory Garden."
Speaker Biography: Carl Morgan is the gardener supervisor at the Library.