| Elizabeth & Nona Evans Restorative Garden
Cleveland Botanical Garden
This is a renovation and expansion of a treasured Library Reading Garden into an exemplary setting that expresses the restorative powers of nature.
The setting is divided into three distinct areas. The first provides quiet respite from a busy terrace nearby and offers an elegant setting viewed from the library. A central reflecting pool highlights a magnificent magnolia. Stone walkways lead to private seating areas and an overlook. The refined lawn panel accommodates wheelchairs by using a special grass species. A gently sloped walkway leads past the second setting, a demonstration garden featuring a horticultural therapy program with raised beds and a variety of display areas. The walk ends at a dramatic, fully accessible demonstration wall made of carefully selected native stones, interesting plants and finally, water features for touching, smelling and hearing.
Dirtworks, PC, is a recipient of the 2006 Honor Award in General Design given by American Society of Landscape Architects and the ASLA New York Chapter for the Elizabeth and Nona Evans Restorative Garden at the Cleveland Botanic Garden.