The new Native Plant Garden at The New York Botanical Garden has been selected as a pilot project for the Sustainable Sites Initiative created by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the United States Botanic Garden.
The garden features nearly 100,000 native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, ferns, and grasses. It has been designed to flourish in every season with a number of water cascades, two basins, shaded woodlands, and open meadows with wildflowers and wildlife.
Silman designed the concrete water basins, the architecturally exposed concrete at the basins and the weirs between basins, the wood promenade, the raised metal walk way, the bridge, concrete rill, concrete site walls, the entrance pavilion, and the education pavilion.
Categories: Sustainable Engineering, Parks & Recreational Facilities