throughout the garden are benches, where one can sit and look out....
a garden to be more than color or form or variety -- for it to inspire
and move you -- it must contain three elements that fulfill ancient,
primitive human needs: shelter, trails and lookouts, not garden rooms,
paths and views. These words are removed from the natural world. They
do not speak directly to the feelings you might have when, having hiked
all day along a high, exposed ridge trail, you come, as dusk falls,
upon a ravine where a knot of trees offers shelter for the night. When
you find such a place you feel good and warm and safe. Trails produce
mixed emotions, a sense of expectation and a sense of direction. A lookout
brings a sense of power and exhilaration. This is how primitive people
saw nature and how modern people experience nature and even gardens,
whether they know it or not."
Hand, quoted by Gordon
Hayward in Garden
Paths: Inspiring Designs and Practical Projects
Hayward wrote to Marjory Harris: "I must say I was so deeply struck
by my 2-3 hours with Harland back in the early1990's. He was clearly
one of the most articulate people I ever interviewed about gardening."