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ima is in ASLA - Hidden Gems of Santa Barbara Private Gardens Tour

Four private gardens not open to the public and considered to be the Hidden Gems.

Newport Beach, CA, July 01, 2012 --( ima staff enjoyed a gorgeous, sunny Saturday in Santa Barbara for the ASLA - Hidden Gems Santa Barbara Private Gardens Tour. The tour included four private gardens not open to the public and considered to be the Hidden Gems of Santa Barbara. Each garden has its own unique character, beauty, individual personality and good design. Attendees experienced how sustainability, good design and even chicken micro-flocks were incorporated into these exclusive Upper East Side landscapes. The tour allowed ima staff to examine garden design and critique the successful creation of space and place with plant material and garden structures.

ima used this opportunity to reinforce two of its in-house design mentorship program presentations from the ima Design Series lecture, “Planting Topics.” The first part was “Mechanics of Planting and Site Components” and the next “Creation of Space & Place with Plants.” Part one discussed the mechanics, science, constructability and the utilization of plants as a living material and part two incorporated a strong design and visual focus component building on the introductory lecture theme of Design Excellence. Throughout the year, each installment of the series reinforces the topic of excellence in design. As chapters of a larger story, each one builds upon the next and develops the design skills of ima’s staff.

ima creates exceptional spaces that give form and character to the landscape, providing distinctive artistry and economic value for our clients with Master Planning, Development Services and Landscape Architecture. We consult, collaborate, imagine and define a project’s scope and character –from retail and mixed-use destination to office developments and large scale master planning – to create exciting people-oriented environments. We have built our business on pushing the boundaries to create the right solution. We thrive in collaboration and believe that the right design is a balance between vision and reality. We strive to find this balance in a design that can transcend the value for our client to enrich the community experience.

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