Henry Garden

Located in the historic Heritage Hills Neighborhood in Oklahoma City, the Henry Garden was conceived as a low water use showcase for native prairie plants.  The garden concept was built off of the construction of a stone wall which provided a sense of scale and emulated the possibility of former use on the site.  Axial geometries were extended from the house to connect the home and garden.

 

The plantings were intentionally created to evoke a sense of the prairie through large drifts of wildflowers and grasses.  A large buffalo grass lawn was planted which transitioned to short grasses and xeric perennials.  Downspouts from the home's roof were directed into rain garden where water is slowed and infiltrated before entering into the garden.

 

Overall, the Henry Garden is an exercise in the formation of a landscape responsive to and reflective of its environment, yet deftly designed to mimic the design sensibilities of intensely cultivated gardens in close proximity.

Year: 2006

 

Size: .5 acres

 

Budget: N/A

 

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2426 Classen Blvd

Oklahoma City, OK 73106

 

info@laudstudio.com

405.420.8800

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Located in the historic Heritage Hills Neighborhood in Oklahoma City, the Henry Garden was conceived as a low water use showcase for native prairie plants.  The garden concept was built off of the construction of a stone wall which provided a sense of scale and emulated the possibility of former use on the site.  Axial geometries were extended from the house to connect the home and garden.

 

The plantings were intentionally created to evoke a sense of the prairie through large drifts of wildflowers and grasses.  A large buffalo grass lawn was planted which transitioned to short grasses and xeric perennials.  Downspouts from the home's roof were directed into rain garden where water is slowed and infiltrated before entering into the garden.

 

Overall, the Henry Garden is an exercise in the formation of a landscape responsive to and reflective of its environment, yet deftly designed to mimic the design sensibilities of intensely cultivated gardens in close proximity.

 

Year: 2006

 

Size: .5 acres

 

Budget: N/A