Harriet Irving Botanical Garden, New Brunswick, Canada

Roberto Burle Marx was the first landscape designer to bring an understanding of the value, diversity and beauty of native plants to Brazil, culminating in a design for a national botanical garden in Rio de Janeiro.  His influence is felt at the Harriet Irving Botanical Garden in New Brunswick, which showcases the native trees and shrubs of the Acadian forest region of North America.  Following a private donation to the University of Acadia, Novell Tullett was invited to design the garden as an outdoor classroom for a research facility designed by Stern Architects of New York.  The six-acre site brings together diverse ecological groups such as damp oak woodland, ravine and streamside vegetation, dry garden perennials and medicinal plants within a classical framework of walled gardens, tree-lined walks and peaceful lawns.