Page 90

silveraward

Rose and Lavender Walk: heirloom Roses, Lavender cultivars, fragrance

T

he Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s one-acre site began as an eroded arroyo with poor soils and stressed native trees. With the goal of creating a space that included a broad palette of plants adapted to the region and a variety of design themes that could be replicated at homes and businesses, W. Gary Smith sought to highlight how artistic beauty and sustainability can go hand in hand.

90

|

Locally sourced stonework delineates each of the six garden areas while providing a harmonious composition to the entire site. A meadow gives way to the Rose and Lavender Walk, which adjoins an orchard and Xeric garden. Zuni bowls—stone structures that collect and slow the flow of stormwater—were used as a functional and aesthetic element. Smith coordinated SFBG staff, engineers, horticulturalists, storm water specialists, artists, and a local architect throughout the process, as well as spending time in the area sketching and painting.  BENJAMIN VOGT apld.org

The Designer – Fall 2017  
The Designer – Fall 2017  
Advertisement