Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Brooklyn, NY

H. M. White Associates

ASLA Honor Award
NYASLA Honor Award

Originally designed by Frederick and John Olmstead, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden contains renowned specialty gardens on its 50-acre site. The new visitor center is nestled within the Garden’s berm perimeter and the landscape design is organized around the berm’s grade transitions that incorporate a series of vegetated cleansing and water collection features in the form of bioswales and rain gardens. New plantings along the water’s edge have been introduced and are featured as a new horticultural exhibit while providing a unique landscape context for the center, adding further prominence to the Garden’s new entrance. Pine & Swallow’s work involved technical support including providing soil profile design and horticultural soil specifications for a wide range of site conditions and locations.

Public SpacesStormwater BiotreatmentStructural Soils
Photo: H.M. White Associates