About Martha Schwartz


An American landscape architect and one of the icons of 20th century landscape architecture. Her impressive and controversial gardens are very different from what we are used to – sometimes they even contain neither plants, nor water! Schwartz’s favourite materials are plastic and stone. The characteristic features of her designs are bright colours, sharp lines and artificial structures. Her background is both in the fine arts and in landscape architecture, and her projects range from private to urban scale. Her most recognisable works include the Splice Garden in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Jacob Javits Convention Center Plaza in New York, as well as Dublin Docklands in Ireland.