The James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design

The James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design James C. Rose was one of the most colorful figures in twentieth century landscape design. Before he died he set in motion an idea which had been in his mind for forty years; the establishment of a landscape research and design study center.
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08/07/2019
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Congratulation to the The James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design on being added to the National Register! Located in Ridgewood, NJ it is the site modernist landscape architect James Rose designed for himself, his mother and sister. It is now operated as a house museum and is open to the public.

07/25/2019

Mindful Fridays will continue this Friday with self-guided practice from 12-12:30pm. Guided practice will continue August 2nd.

North Studio
05/13/2019

North Studio

Check out our October Newsletter for Dean Cardasis's account of a Rose garden rehabilitation, a recap of our talk + tour...
10/13/2018
October Newsletter

Check out our October Newsletter for Dean Cardasis's account of a Rose garden rehabilitation, a recap of our talk + tour with the The Ridgewood Historical Society, and final chances to visit the center throughout October.

Join us on September 30th for a talk given by Director Dean Cardasis, at The Ridgewood Historical Society followed by a ...
09/07/2018

Join us on September 30th for a talk given by Director Dean Cardasis, at The Ridgewood Historical Society followed by a tour and refreshments at The James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design! The event begins at 2p.m. Hurry, space is limited - we hope to see you there!

07/09/2018
The Heavenly Environment by James Rose (1986)

This video was originally published in 1986 by James Rose in conjunction with his book The Heavenly Environment. It has been digitally reproduced by The James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design. For the first time, this video is now available for public viewing and distribution. It entails shots of several private and largely undiscovered gardens designed by James Rose, as well as shots from his personal residence (now the James Rose Center) in Ridgewood, NJ.

Rose discusses suburban design norms and their inadequacies, alternatives to these norms, and designing gardens based on site characteristics as well as clients' needs. He covers many topics, such as entrances, paths, swimming pools, screening, zoning, and more.

#civildisobedience #landscapearchitecture #landscapedesign #suburbia #ecologicaldesign #modernism #sustainability

Ridgewood Arts Council
06/11/2018

Ridgewood Arts Council

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Ridgewood Walks' Art and Architecture Tour was one of the most widely attended and popular tours of Walktoberfest. Kyle Reis and Kristen Herrera, long time Ridgewood residents and art enthusiasts will take you through the Ridgewood Art Institute, Lester Stable, Bolger Heritage Center and the James Rose Center.

Please join them on June 19 at 6pm for this enlightening and beautiful evening walking tour of some of the most unique and special buildings in the village. For more information, please see their website.

This Sunday, the James Rose Center has been selected as one of nine hosts for the Women Gardeners of Ridgewood's Secret ...
06/02/2018

This Sunday, the James Rose Center has been selected as one of nine hosts for the Women Gardeners of Ridgewood's Secret Garden Tour! Tickets are still available online. http://womengardenersofridgewood.com/events/

We are very happy to announce that we will be part of The Women Gardeners of Ridgewood’s annual Secret Gardens Tour on S...
04/30/2018
Home - The Women Gardeners

We are very happy to announce that we will be part of The Women Gardeners of Ridgewood’s annual Secret Gardens Tour on Sunday, June 3rd. The tour showcases ten public and private gardens located in Ridgewood and the historic Cheelcroft section of Ho-Ho-Kus.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.womengardenersofridgewood.com
Tickets can also be purchased locally at Backyard Living, Mango Jam, and Bookends.

 

Director Dean Cardasis will be delivering the 2018 Elanor Ferguson Vincent Lecture at the University of Georgia March 7t...
02/12/2018
Lectures – College of Environment + Design

Director Dean Cardasis will be delivering the 2018 Elanor Ferguson Vincent Lecture at the University of Georgia March 7th at 5 PM. The lecture coincides with the opening of a new exhibition, James Rose, in the Circle Gallery - all are invited! Stay tuned in the coming months for more exciting news...

http://www.ced.uga.edu/newsevents/lectures-2/

College of Environment + Design 285 South Jackson Street The University of Georgia Athens, GA 30602 USA Ph: (706) 542-1816 Fax: (706) 542-4485 E: [email protected]

Thanks to Tab Jones for organizing this great event!
11/20/2017

Thanks to Tab Jones for organizing this great event!

11/20/2017

Thank you to all the wonderful artists who came out this Saturday to perform! Stay tuned for more exciting events in the Spring!

A big thank you to Ridgewood Walks for organizing 2 tours (October 12th and October 18th), both of which ended at the Ja...
10/27/2017

A big thank you to Ridgewood Walks for organizing 2 tours (October 12th and October 18th), both of which ended at the James Rose Center after visiting The Stable and The Ridgewood Art Institute.

On October 18th, the Ridgewood Arts Council visited the James Rose Center. We wanted to thank them for their support and...
10/27/2017

On October 18th, the Ridgewood Arts Council visited the James Rose Center. We wanted to thank them for their support and are eager to continue working with them in the future!

James Rose Center Director, Professor Dean Cardasis, speaks at the annual ASLA Conference and Expo (October 20th-23rd).
10/27/2017

James Rose Center Director, Professor Dean Cardasis, speaks at the annual ASLA Conference and Expo (October 20th-23rd).

The Mayor and Village Council visit the James Rose Center (September 22nd)! Many thanks for their support and guidance.
10/27/2017

The Mayor and Village Council visit the James Rose Center (September 22nd)! Many thanks for their support and guidance.

Check out some pictures of a drawing workshop hosted by the JRC on October 7th. Big thanks to our instructor, Alec Wolet...
10/23/2017

Check out some pictures of a drawing workshop hosted by the JRC on October 7th. Big thanks to our instructor, Alec Woletz, and Athena Kornemann, Art + Design Teacher at Ridgewood High School.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy visits the James Rose Center. Thanks to all who made this such a successful ...
10/23/2017

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy visits the James Rose Center. Thanks to all who made this such a successful event!

09/06/2017

The Raymond Farm Center is hosting its first fundraiser on October 7, which will feature live jazz by the Hot Club of Philadelphia, farm fresh fare, sushi, cocktails, and a silent auction featuring many special items including a table by Nakashima Woodworkers, pieces by our artist in residence, Miriam Carpenter, a curator guided tour of the MoMA, and a replica of Noémi Raymond's milk stool. Tickets are available at raymondfarmcenter.eventbrite.com and more information is available on their website, raymondfarmcenter.org

It's official! The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy will visit the James Rose Center 9/17/2017. Visitors will be ...
08/19/2017

It's official! The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy will visit the James Rose Center 9/17/2017. Visitors will be treated to guided tours including our newly restored rooftop pavilions. Although this event it closed to the general public, come see us soon Tues-Sun, 10AM-4PM. https://www.savewright.org/events/annual-conference/

The JRC is extremely grateful to TLC (Tarleton & Family Landscaping, Ridgewood, NJ) for our beautiful new rhododendrons,...
08/02/2017

The JRC is extremely grateful to TLC (Tarleton & Family Landscaping, Ridgewood, NJ) for our beautiful new rhododendrons, dogwood and stonework - thanks for helping the Center look so good!

The James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design's cover photo
07/26/2017

The James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design's cover photo

Come hear Dean Cardasis speak about James Rose and his home this fall at the Ridgewood Library:http://engagedpatrons.org...
07/13/2017
Author Visit with Dean Cardasis

Come hear Dean Cardasis speak about James Rose and his home this fall at the Ridgewood Library:

http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=5615&EventID=311579

Ridgewood resident, James Rose, has been described as the James Dean of landscape architecture.  Expelled from Harvard for refusing to design in the prescribed Beaux Arts style of his day, Rose foresaw residential design in the American suburb as a fusion of flexible indoor and outdoor modern space....

05/28/2017

"In the melee of our civilization, the creative is not an easy thing not to prevent, nor is it easy to exchange for a pot boiler of commercialisms. One must first understand that the hearing ear and the seeing eye are not active organs; they are instead receptacles that simply let the outside world come through. The quality in things is already there in nature and ourselves—confused and hidden, sometimes almost imperceptible, but it is there. The only function of the creative process is to pull back the curtain of obscurity so that everyone ready for it can see.

That is why great and simple art alike has the sense of always having been there. It has. It may just never have reached us before…”

-James Rose, Gardens Make Me Laugh

05/23/2017

“But the creative is made of hardy stuff, although it sometimes has the face of frailty. It is in the hard core of essentials, and has an annoying way of making its absence felt, in the material world, like the essential negative in an electrical circuit. It is not the materials alone, but their relationship to the spaces between that makes a balanced environment. Far from excluding the creative, the material essentials of food, shelter and clothing are completely bound up with it, for better or worse. It is simply a question of the values with which we want to endow the mundane things of life. But, good or bad, the creative essence is the last to die."

-James Rose, Gardens Make Me Laugh

05/21/2017

"The great misunderstanding is that the creative is something you contrive to 'do' at all; it is really something that you just do not prevent from happening, indeed, the creative is always there—in every thing and every person. It need only to be revealed. It has nothing to do with luxury or necessity, but it has a lot to do with our readiness to accept it."

-From James Rose's Gardens Make Me Laugh

Address

506 E Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ
07450

From Penn Station: NJ Transit to Secaucus. Transfer to Main/Bergen (yellow) Line to Ridgewood. Walk East on East Ridgewood Avenue toward Center. From GW Bridge: Take 175 bus on platform 24 to Ridgewood. Walk East on East Ridgewood Avenue toward Center.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(201) 446-6017

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It was a great place to visit, very innovative design with strong Japanese features, indoor,outdoor feel throughout.