United States of America, Arizona, Maricopa, Scottsdale
Logan Desert Garden (Scottsdale, Arizona)
Located on approximately 2.5 acres in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the Logan Desert Garden. In 2008 the owners, major collectors of contemporary art, built a house on this property which had previously been untouched desert. Architect Eddie Jones designed a multi-level gallery and living quarters. Landscape architect and artist, Bill Tonnesen, created several pieces of art at the residence and also designed the landscape. Plantings include Arizona native and other desert species plants. Tonnesen and the owners planted cacti and succulents in masses of one variety, often in geometric groupings. The garden consists of vignettes, or garden and sculpture scenes along walkways. The garden compliments the modern-style home which is situated in front of a dramatic backdrop of red rocks. Indigenous desert trees, shrubs, and pebbles that were originally on the property were preserved and protected during the construction process.
Logan Desert Garden contains a collection of contemporary art sculptures, complete with lighting and platforms for their display. The landscaping of the garden with cacti, agave, and euphorbia was designed to enhance the sculpture collection. Some plantings in the desert garden were designed to resemble sculptures themselves. The garden also includes a "morning patio" and a "sundowner" observation deck.
This garden was featured on a tour of private gardens for the Desert Botanical Garden's Patrons Circle in March of 2015.
Persons associated with the garden include: Eddie Jones (architect, 2008); Andy Byrnes (builder and contractor, 2008); Bill Tonnesen (landscape architect, 2011).
The folder includes worksheets and a "Logan Desert Garden Collection 2015" catalog.
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