Perhaps this photo expresses the genius locii of the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden’scultivated landscape. It features interwoven masses of perennials embracing the immense ‘erratic boulder’. The outcropping reminds me of Uluru or Ayer’s Rock in Australia–not anywhere as large, of course, but with the same slumbering sentience that some large stone masses exude. It also features the open blue summer sky framed by tree and pergola. The human landscape choices dance with the site’s existing features of stone and sky. The well chosen design and it’s sensitive implementation make the CMBG a treasure well worth traveling to.
P.S. Genius locii, Latin, translates as the ‘spirit of the place’.