Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden requested this plan to move the Garden toward greater environmental responsibility and to demonstrate the intersection of garden design and sustainable practice especially with regard to hydrologic systems.
As part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the Garden wanted to set an example of landscape and watershed stewardship for its quarter million annual visitors. Though the name of the plan sounds quite technical, inherent in the effort was also the charge to demonstrate that sustainable site design could fit in and be a part of beautiful landscapes and gardens. To that end, the plan involved the complete redesign of at least one third of the Garden’s 80 acres and the creation of new garden areas that would display the latest in green site technology while holding to the garden’s high aesthetic standards.
As the Senior Project Manager and Designer on the project with Nelson Byrd Woltz (NBW), Kennon Williams led this design effort and wrote the 60-page Master Plan Booklet that was the culmination of the design plan effort.