It is that connectedness that makes a walk in a garden such a pleasure. In any season, in any part of the country, walking through a natural habitat awakens our senses and heightens our
awareness of just how intimately we are linked to the environment. Call it harmony, call it unity, call it communion, it is a feeling that architects who work in public gardens should recognize as the fundamental message that buildings within a public garden should communicate. Possibly more than any other building type, garden buildings need to respond to their particular place and intimately connect with their context in a sustainable way. Written by Andrew Herdeg and Ted Flato, 2004