Leach Botanical Garden

The development of seven acres of new gardens at Leach Botanical Garden focused on today’s interaction of people with nature.  Moving away from strictly botanical research, the design explores gardens that stimulate the imagination, educate and build on the special sense of place. 

The project management approach created by CPM focused on high quality design, clear expectations, and a strong alignment of friends group with public sector.  The request for proposals and scope of work created a competitive environment among high quality designers around the country.  Janet led the Advisory Committee to support an innovative public engagement process by Leach Garden Friends in four languages. 

Key players and references:

  1. Portland Parks and Recreation, Mike Abbate, Director

  2. Leach Garden Friends, David Porter and Gay Greger

  3. Design team led by Land Morphology, Richard Hartlage, Principal

  4. Link to Leach Garden Friends

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