Tualatin Valley Water District Demonstration Garden
Filed In: Commercial, Educational, Green Infrastructure, Innovative Stormwater Management, Rainwater Harvesting, Urban
As the prime consultant, Lando and Associates worked with the Tualatin Valley Water District to develop a ‘Water-Efficient Demonstration Garden’.
Lando and Associates used a bold design approach here to create a landscape that is inspiring and exciting, as well as functional. The landscape is strong, with clean lines, striking forms, and bold uses of color and texture where necessary to attract the attention and admiration of the community. A careful understanding of seasonal change and some rotation of highlighted species keep people returning to the garden time and again.
Lando and Associates based the design of the garden on the idea that once the public is intrigued, it is possible to leverage this interest with excellent educational materials, brochures, and signage to communicate the water-efficient techniques, resources, and species that made the garden successful.