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Garden Tour - Exploring Natives at the New York Botanical Garden landscape
 

Garden Tour - Exploring Natives at the New York Botanical Garden

Photo: Charlotter Albers © 2013 Houzz

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"The whole site is a tribute to the rich, diverse flora of the Northeast," says principal designer Sheila Brady of Oehme, van Sweden. “We pivoted the design around the geology, all the beautiful rock outcroppings, the wet meadow and the mature forest nearby.” One of the project goals was to integrate a sustainable water feature. "We capture all the surface runoff in a system that utilizes biofiltration and minimizes potable water usage," Brady says. Storm water is filtered through plants like sweetflag (Acorus sp) and stored in cisterns belowground.
Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to How to Design a Garden That Lasts
Avoiding homogenous, monoculture-like landscapes is not only key for your wallet and wildlife, but will make your garden more unique.Right now lots of landscapes around the country tend to use many of the same plants — I always think of hosta, daylily and barberry, but there are many more. These plants are often reproduced via cuttings instead of seed, so they remain true; this ensures a predictable plant for the industry but takes away from genetic variability that evolves and adapts to climate and pests. It’s more likely that a Rudbeckia in Atlanta has more in common genetically with one in Chicago than wild ones just outside the city limits.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Guowei Zhang added this to guowei_zhang's ideas
August 31, 2014
open water and planted trees area
horsegirl31 added this to horsegirl31's Ideas
August 1, 2014
i like the walkway being on water
divya_annamraju added this to Outdoor Ideas
July 28, 2014
Walkway with decking material, bog and plantings
leaff added this to How to design a garden that lasts
July 24, 2014
Avoiding homogenous, monoculture-like landscapes is not only key for your wallet and wildlife, but will make your garden more unique.
jcarv added this to jcarv's ideas
July 23, 2014
like the walkway
minamodlin added this to minamodlin's ideas
July 23, 2014
This is a great idea for the pond.
jarps added this to landscape
March 29, 2014
boards walk across meadow; bench
EVstudio added this to Silverthorne RFQ
March 20, 2014
Wetland/ Boardwalks
EVstudio added this to Wetland Boardwalks
March 20, 2014
Wetland/ Boardwalks
pcr1 added this to pcr1's ideas
December 25, 2013
wetlands
paul_a_smith added this to Outside ideas
October 15, 2013
Boardwalk across the marsh
4868 added this to Garden Paths
October 14, 2013
The whole site is a tribute to the rich, diverse flora of the Northeast," says principal designer Sheila Brady of Oehme, van Sweden. “We pivoted the design around the geology, all the beautiful rock outcroppings, the wet meadow and the mature forest nearby.”
appenb added this to Appenb plant ideas
October 13, 2013
go see nyc botanical garden native plant area with Chris ...
7071 added this to Bosuqes del César
October 13, 2013
Parque lineal y Floodplains
aislingshouse added this to Gardening and Outdoor
October 13, 2013
plants native to nyc
randyzwirn added this to randyzwirn's ideas
October 13, 2013
wooden boardwalk
anniebaillie added this to anniebaillie's ideas
October 13, 2013
Pond & deck
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