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Cassian Schmidt – International Garden Designer

With a landscape architecture degree, a Master’s in horticulture, and more than 25 years experience as a professional plantsman, Cassian Schmidt is considered the perennial master at the forefront of the New German and Dutch Wave movement.

An exceptional landscape designer, author, professor and lecturer, Cassian is revered for his seamless combinations of perennials and grasses.

Cassian Schmidt International Garden Designer. Ian Barker Gardens. Garden Notebook Edition 23

Director of Hermannshof, the world-renowned research garden, Cassian’s role includes developing low maintenance and sustainable plant combinations using natural plant communities.

Cassian Schmidt International Garden Designer. Ian Barker Gardens. Garden Notebook Edition 23

“In my design of naturalistic landscapes, I use broad, painterly drifts of hardworking plants, so well suited to their sites that they provide year-round interest but require less maintenance than traditional mixed boarders,” says Cassian. “The dynamic mix of unique perennials and naturalistic grasses are always arranged by habitat and origin – woods, prairie, steppe, pond edge, dry meadow – which creates a kaleidoscope that is inspired by nature, without replicating it.”

Cassian Schmidt International Garden Designer. Ian Barker Gardens. Garden Notebook Edition 23

We’re in awe of this landscape designer and are constantly intrigued by his research developments.

Cassian Schmidt International Garden Designer. Ian Barker Gardens. Garden Notebook Edition 23

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