Louis Raymond

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Rhode Island 02833

Louis Raymond brings his vivacious lectures to horticultural societies, flowershows, museums, garden clubs, civic organizations, arboretum societies, & theater associations—everywhere people gather to learn about & celebrate gardens & gardening.

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Additional Information

Some exciting press coverage—this time, from Good Housekeeping.


Louis Raymond has consulted on projects from Barcelona to Santa Barbara, Maine to the Caribbean.  He has designed and built projects from Boston to Manhattan, the Berkshires to Cape Cod.  


His exuberant designs have been widely published, not least by House & Garden (on the cover), Good HousekeepingDesign New England, and Metropolitan Home.  His own riotous gardens in Rhode Island will be the subject of an upcoming book.


Louis’s witty, compelling lectures showcase his profound horticultural and historical knowledge and his perceptive sociological insights on the variegated glories and peculiarities of landscaping throughout history and across class.


More Colorful Than Ever:

Clashing & Coordinating in the Garden of a Lifetime



Plays Well With Plants:

A Gardener's Garden of a Lifetime—

The First Fifteen Years


Uncommon & Astonishing:

Fun Horticulture from My Garden to Yours


At Play, with Nature:

Snoozes & Celebrations on your Terrace


City Smarts:
Strategies for Great Urban Gardens


Private Viewings:
Society Gardens by the Sea


Hedging the American Dream:
Privacy & Horticulture in the U.S.


Beyond Beauty, Beyond June:
Plants & Gardens That Mature with Style & Grace


Between a Rock & a Yard Place:
Sculpture in the Garden


It Takes One to Know One:
A Tall Guy Talks About Tall Plants


From Sows’ Ears to Silk Purses:
Gardens Before & After


The Show Must Go On:
Confessions of an Exhibitionist


Mow & Blow:
Lawn in America


Astonishing Annuals:
Four Centuries of Garden Discovery


Colorful Foliage? Now You’ve Gone Too Far!


Putting Everything in Perspective:
Formality in Your Garden


Everything but the Kitchen Sink:
Recipes for Great Mixed Borders


Can’t See the Trees for the Forest:
Why You Have Too Many Trees & What You Can Do About It


Rhode Island, United States, 02833

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Audience Reviews

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Chair of Founders Fund, Farmington Garden Club

Barbara Hess from Avon, CT - 03/26/2014 19:03:25

After having to cancel our meeting in 2013 due to a blizzard, Louis was very gracious in re-scheduling for the same date in 2014. He was a joy to work with and all of our guests were very pleased with his informative and entertaining presentation - "Hedging the American Dream: Privacy and Horticulture in the U.S."

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Our Club Loved Louis!

Kathy Lindroth from CT - 03/17/2014 21:00:27

Louis Raymond was an extremely entertaining and informative speaker. It's not just anyone who can make you laugh about hedges! I highly recommend Louis Raymond.