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"As a painter and garden designer, Mr. Hand sought to create an original work of fine art, one that would be appreciated for itself and for no practical function in particular." (Lou Hand Schley)

 
I have felt a growing need, indeed a longing for the West to have more special gardens created for no other reason than to be enjoyed for themselves, unusual gardens that expressed something about our place in the beauty, variety, excitement and emotional force found in nature.

[From Mr. Hand's unpublished manuscript, "THE COMPOSED GARDEN: A Personal View of The Western Garden As Fine-Art," by permission of Lou Hand Schley.]

Courtesy Harland Hand

 


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