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Landscape design visionary featured

Dallas Morning News article focuses on
Burnett’s transformation of fern industry



A May 11, 2007 article in the Dallas Morning News featured College of Architecture Outstanding Alumnus Naud Burnett II '47, who, with his Casa Flora horticulture company, revolutionized the use of ferns in landscape designs around the world, while making major contributions to Dallas area public settings.

Burnett’s landscape designs are known for prominent use of ferns and other shade-loving plants. In fact, he created Casa Flora Inc. to cultivate a wider variety of ferns than were available to landscape architects. Today, his company is one of the world’s leading fern suppliers.

Burnett’s started his landscape architecture career in Dallas, where many of his public works can be viewed, such as the Dallas Civic Garden Center and the Eugenia Leftwich Palmer Fern Dell at the Margaret Elizabeth Jonsson Color Garden.

In addition to major commercial projects he has designed landscapes and gardens for many exclusive private homes in Dallas, the United States and even Europe.

Burnett graduated from Texas A&M at the age of 19 and began teaching at Texas Tech University. Before forming his own landscape architecture firm, he worked with the Lambert Architecture Company of Dallas. His firm, Naud Burnett and Partners, Inc., has won awards for landscape designs in 20 states, Mexico and abroad.

The Dallas Morning News story on Burnett is available online at:

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Naud Burnett II '47