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Terragrams is a podcast series providing a wide portal into the world of landscape architecture by the professionals who shape it. Running from 2006 to 2012, the podcast dispatched over 30 interviews. It is now being re-edited and re-broadcast. Learn more about Terragrams.

Dispatch 12: Reuben Rainey

First published 3rd May, 2008

Republished 22nd Jan, 2021

Reuben Rainey returns to Terragrams and discusses his latest work on Garden Story: Inspiring Spaces, Healing Places, a 10-part series of half-hour programs for Public Television on how gardens improve our lives and our communities. He also gives us more insight on his nearly 3 decades of teaching at UVA and on the career of Robert Royston.

Reuben is the William Stone Weedon Professor Emeritus in the Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia. His courses included history and theory of landscape architecture and specifically he has lectured and written on the topics of Italian Garden, Ethics, Research Methodology and Healing landscapes. Recently, he has co-authored the book entitled Modern Public Gardens: The Suburban Parks of Robert Royston and is preparing a book about Royston's gardens.

Introducing Reuben & Royston's Legacy

Ch. 1


Gardens & Social Change

Ch. 4


UVA & Current Projects

Ch. 7