Caruncho sees the garden as a mirror of the universe: I Strive to arrange a space that invites reflection and inquiry by allowing the light to delineate geometries, perspectives and symmetries
Guy Cooper and Gordon Taylor
His use of light is one of the most remarkable features of his work. Light, he believes, makes the languages of geometry intelligible.
The design of the landscape should not be a superficial reordering of natural elements merely to delight the eye. There is a larger and greater order, and I feel confident that Fernando Caruncho is one man who is able to listen to his voice with his heart and translate it to the land with his mind.
I admired his work beyond measure. It seemed to combine a feeling for landscape, gardens, spirituality and philosophy that was immediately exciting and inspiring. He had that magic that transcended the merely attractive or interested. This was art.
Trained as philosopher and gardener, Fernando Caruncho began his career 40 years ago and has performed private and public projects all over the world. His two sons, Fernando and Pedro, have recently joined the studio. Trained as architects, they embody a new generation raised in gardens and brought up in the importance of the connection between landscape, garden, architecture and man.