In exquisite gardens inspired by the lush native plants of his adopted home of Miami, landscape artist/architect Raymond Jungles has used nature as a means of self-expression over the course of his 35-year career. His original and inviting green spaces, like those of his mentor, master landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, bring the comfort and beauty of nature into built settings, where his modernist groupings of geometric shapes highlight the natural aspects of indigenous subtropical plantings, water features, and native stone. The interplay between people and plants in his signature public projects- such as the Naples Botanical Garden, the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden-embody Jungles's personal and design principles-integrity, relevance, and honoring nature. Jungles is currently working on designing new plantings for the landmark atrium gardens in the Ford Foundation's headquarters in New York City.
Support for this series has been provided by The Heimbold Foundation.