Water Conservation Garden

Year: 2016

 

Size: 0 acres

 

Budget: $0,000.00

 

The Water Conservation Garden at Bluff Creek Park in Oklahoma City was a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma City Water Utilities Department, Oklahoma State University, and the Oklahoma City Park Department.  As the designer of the garden, great care was taken select plants capable of withstanding extreme conditions.  Both drought and heat tolerant the plant palette is comprised of tough yet beautiful plants capable of providing all year beauty with minimal care.

 

A departure from classic planting design, the Water Conservation Garden employed an innovative conceptual process similar to that of the great Dutch designer Piet Oudulf.  Using a cell method, pockets of space are identified with loose drawings.  Once the space is defined a color theory map was produced.  From there plant heights, textures, form and combinations were considered as each cell was assigned a specific plant.  The result is a planting plan of great diversity and interest while retaining both cultivated and wild characteristics.

 

Planted in the fall of 2015, the garden will mature over the coming years and serve as a teaching tool for those interested in the creation of responsible gardens in Central Oklahoma.

 

LAUD Studio

2426 Classen Blvd

Oklahoma City, OK 73106

 

info@laudstudio.com

405.420.8800

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The Water Conservation Garden at Bluff Creek Park in Oklahoma City was a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma City Water Utilities Department, Oklahoma State University, and the Oklahoma City Park Department.  As the designer of the garden, great care was taken select plants capable of withstanding extreme conditions.  Both drought and heat tolerant the plant palette is comprised of tough yet beautiful plants capable of providing all year beauty with minimal care.

 

A departure from classic planting design, the Water Conservation Garden employed an innovative conceptual process similar to that of the great Dutch designer Piet Oudulf.  Using a cell method, pockets of space are identified with loose drawings.  Once the space is defined a color theory map was produced.  From there plant heights, textures, form and combinations were considered as each cell was assigned a specific plant.  The result is a planting plan of great diversity and interest while retaining both cultivated and wild characteristics.

 

Planted in the fall of 2015, the garden will mature over the coming years and serve as a teaching tool for those interested in the creation of responsible gardens in Central Oklahoma.

 

Year: 2015

 

Size: 5000 square feet

 

Budget: NA