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Garden Glossary

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Labyrinth A place constructed of or full of intricate passageways and blind alleys. (Merriam-Webster)
Land-Art A largely symbolic artistic representation using soil, water, rocks and boulders stacked and contoured, creating a design statement.
Landmark These objects in a landscape plan may be note specific objects within the garden that will allow visitors to orient themselves when moving through the grounds.
Landacape 3D Renderer This is a professional who creates a 3D perspective of the finished landscape so the client can see how it might look visually when finished.
Landscape Architect This is a licensed professional who plans and designs landscapes and are usually schooled in engineering and architecture as well as in horticulture.
Landscape Artist This is an artist who may sketch or paint an artists rendering of a proposed landscape in order to allow clients to experience the aesthetics of the design concept.
Landscape Designer This is a professional who plans and develops landscape projects, usually at a residential or small commercial level with the major design impetus on plantings.
Landscape Engineer The engineer works within the design team on the proposed hardscape items to ensure that they are structurally sound.
Landscape Horticulturists This professional may assist the design team where their knowledge of specific plant materials cultural preferences is superior to that of the designers.
Landscape Plan A completed landscape design is in plan view, detailing all elements in the landscape design process.
Lighting Plan A rendering, often in a CAD format of all the proposed lighting fixtures is prepared to indicate which landscape elements are to be lighted at night.
Lion Dog This is a Buddhist and Chinese statue originally placed in temples and outside buildings and in their gardens.
Loggia A gallery or arcade that is open and roofed along the front or side of a building, and often on an upper level.
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