The Garden Guide

Miller House Garden

Dan Kiley traced the genesis of his 1953 design the European gardens he had seen in 1945 'From that point onward, I experimented with the translation of various classic elements into a modern spatial sensibility' . The result is widely regarded as a modern classic: structures, planting, paving and pool treated as compositional elements in an abstract composition. The work was a collaborative project with a brilliant architect, Eero Saarinen, and remains a prime example of the way in which architects and landscape architects should work together. In 2008 it was announced that the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) is acquiring the Miller House.

Columbus, Indiana, USA

Not open to the public

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