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The Los Angeles Central Library (aka Maguire Gardens)

Lisa Gimmy
Los Angeles Library aka Maguire Gardens

It’s hard to imagine the beautiful public park, adjacent to Central Library in downtown Los Angeles, with its fountains, pools and overlooks, public art and generous lawns, restaurant and outdoor dining terrace…as a former parking lot, however, that’s what it once was. Had it not been for public advocacy and the foresight of developer Robert Maguire, this beautiful public space would not be what it is today.
 

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Bunker Hill Steps

Lisa Gimmy
Bunker Hill Steps

  

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A Spanish Bungalow's Sophisticated Garden

Lisa Gimmy
A Spanish Bungalow's Sophisticated Garden

It’s All in the Details 
Published by Les Sechler, ASLA  

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Flower Power to Vocal Power

Lisa Gimmy
Flower Power to Vocal Power

From Flower Power to Vocal Power: A Grand Night of Opera at the Virginia Robinson Gardens
Published by Lisa Gimmy, ASLA, LEED AP
Photo Courtesy of El Nido Family Centers  

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Lisa Leads Garden Tour at Midcentury Modern Gem

Lisa Gimmy
Lisa Leads Garden Tour at Midcentury Makeover

Lisa Gimmy, ASLA, worked closely with the owners of this mid-century modernist Los Feliz home, designed by Eugene Kinn Choy in 1952, to update the courtyard and the area around the pool for this active family with young children. Graceful steps now separate the outdoor dining terrace from the pool area and lanai; groupings of planters and a bench soften the edge between the pool and the tall retaining wall. Trailing rosemary at the top of the wall and colorful drought tolerant succulents are important components of the new plant palette. 

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A Garden Restoration in Los Angeles

Lisa Gimmy
Landscape Architecture, Garden Restoration, Los Angeles, Lisa Gimmy

RESTORING, REFRESHING, REVEALING 

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Lisa Gimmy Landscape Architecture is a professional consulting firm offering master planning, site planning, and landscape design. Since its founding in 1992, LGLA has designed landscapes for schools, campuses, boutique hotels, buildings, public parks, estates, and private residences. At LGLA each project is viewed as an opportunity to explore a series of relationships: between the site and the region, architecture and landscape, and most importantly, between the landscape and the people who will use and enjoy it.
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