Help Build a Garden at Cornerstone!


Work with artists and sculptors!!!!!!!

Cornerstone Gardens is an ever-changing series of walk-through gardens, showcasing new and innovative designs from the world’s finest landscape architects and designers. The first such gallery-style gardens in the United States, the nine-acre Cornerstone Gardens was created as an inspiration and resource for people interested in gardens, garden design and art.

Inspired by the International Garden Festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire in France, Cornerstone Gardens aims to create a cultural and creative haven, celebrating the connection between art, architecture and nature. The gardens contribute to the art, philosophy and future of garden design; they focus on themes and ideas, establishing or uncovering new directions in garden design and art. Continually in a state of evolution, some garden installations will be in place for a season, while others will remain for several seasons. (


Here is a perfect opportunity  to  live, work with, and learn from celebrated landscape designer and site-specific sculptor Suzanne Biaggi and New Zealand Public Art’s Sculptor Regan Gentry on Biaggi’s new installation titled Garden Ecology of Place.

Suzanne designed a garden at Cornerstone for a three day Garden Show titled Future Feast: the Garden of Flow/Accumulation in 2009.  We have been working to bring her back to design a permanent installation since the show ever since.  Above is an image of her garden from that 2009 show.

Biaggi invited Regan Gentry to create a 20 foot tall steel column in her garden.  She had seen his work in a sculpture magazine and he was delighted to receive an invitation to visit the US and participate in this project.  This is his first visit to the US.

Below are images of their work and links to their websites:

Accommodations: Live and work in Sonoma Valley for any or all of these workday week increments:  Monday-Friday:  June 24-28, July 1-5, July 8-12.

  • Accommodations are free.
  • Food: $25.00/day
  • Bring sun hat, sun screen, gloves, sunglasses.
  • These will be long and satisfying workdays and opportunity to get out of the cold to the warm Sonoma Valley.

Prepare to learn a lot about a lot!

Contact:        Teresa Raffo