The Modernist Garden

Oct 28th – Jun 7th 2022

  • Hours7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. daily

The tropics of Brazil, in Tucson?

Tucson Landscape designer, Jason Isenberg and his team at REALM have transformed over 2,000 square feet of the Exhibition Garden into a modernist garden – with a southwest twist. The display garden highlights asymmetric forms, color and definition that define the world-famous landscape architect, Roberto Burle Marx (August 4, 1909 – June 4, 1994). Roberto Burle Marx was a Brazilian landscapes architect (as well as a painter, print maker, ecologist, naturalist and musician) whose designs of city spaces and residential gardens made him known throughout the world. He is credited with introducing modernist landscape architecture to Brazil, and influenced a movement from more formal and traditionally designed spaces, to more contemporary spaces. Marx was one of the earliest people to call for the conservation of Brazil’s rainforest, and more than 50 plants bear his name.

With support from

The Stonewall Foundation
James & Estella Cole
Bayer Crop Science
Civano Nursery

  • Location Tucson Botanical Gardens
  • 2150 N Alvernon Way
  • Tucson, Arizona 85712

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