Santa Fe Landscape Architect Represents US in Gardening World Cup

We are excited to announce that Serquis + Associates has been chosen as a finalist in the Japan Garden and Flower Show 2015. Residential Garden Display by world-renowned designers from 30 countries worldwide 25㎡(5m×5m). The gardens of countries throughout the world are brought together in one location. Noted Santa Fe landscape architect Solange Serquis has been selected as the only U.S. representative to show her work in the prestigious Japan Garden and Flower Show 2015. Also known as the Gardening World Cup, the show’s organizers selected 34 international entrants from 28 countries to participate. Ms. Serquis’ design is in the newly created International Residential Garden category, themed My Country, My Culture. Her entry is titled “Desert Sense with Urban Style” and incorporates many elements inspired by the Southwest’s high desert and cultures including acequias, mesas, arroyos, night skies, canyons, cliff dwellings and Native American art & culture. As Solange said about her entry, “The desert evokes a sense of awe… to appreciate it all, one must look not only at the big picture but down to its finest details.” Bringing her inspiration to life will be done by a construction team in Japan using a long list of plants and materials. A native of Argentina, Solange studied at the University of Buenos Aires before founding her company, Serquis + Associates. She has been providing independent landscape design for 18 years, the last 14 in Santa Fe. Her work includes public, private community, educational and social projects in and around the city, she has been featured on HGTV, and her designs are seen most every year in Santa Fe’s annual Parade of Homes, AIA Tours and Design Santa Fe tours. The Japan Garden and Flower Show 2015 will be held at the Huis Ten Bosch Palace in Nagasaki, October 3-18. The Garden and Flower show will add to the 300,000 flowers and 400,000 tress and shrubs already on the Palace grounds and is expected to draw 80,000 people. World Flower Gardens Website