Creating memorable and inspirational landscapes
Land Morphology is a Seattle-based landscape architecture practice focused on creating rich, emotive places across the country. Founded by Richard Hartlage, Land Morphology is comprised of a talented interdisciplinary team of landscape architects, designers, urban planners and horticulturists, who create highly varied spaces that integrate exquisite built form, sophisticated horticulture, and the fine arts. Each space is uniquely memorable, vibrant, carefully crafted, and environmentally sustainable.
A variety of wall building techniques are used when it comes to stone walls. Field stone walls are constructed from stones that are collected from a site’s rocky earth and are typically dry stacked, sometimes with varying degrees of finesse!
Brick is an ancient yet enduring design material. In fact, bricks are one of the oldest known building materials, dating back to 7,000 BC, meaning that some brick structures have lasted over 9,000 years!
As the name suggests “Sensory Gardens” are intended to entice and attract all the senses. Scents, sounds, sights, touch and even taste can be explored with plantings and features that encourage interaction.
On a warm summer evening these golden seed heads truly glow in the dusk and jostle lazily in the breeze.
The Grand Opening drew 800 plus visitors over the weekend. Our client was able to give the community a glimpse of the future for the garden center.
“Misty”, “frothy”, and “feathery” are all words that come to mind when admiring the dreamy inflorescences of Aruncus, a genus known by the common name of goatbeard or bride’s feathers.
Investment in Leach Botanical Garden is a community and economic development initiative with the potential to create jobs, build community, and encourage residents and visitors to explore this rich and diverse southeast Portland neighborhood.
The new arbor and pergola provide a frame for outdoor living and for appreciating the views of the countryside beyond.
Rhododendron ‘Capistrano’ bears frilly trusses of pale, buttery-yellow flowers atop a dense mound of evergreen foliage.
To get a better understanding of riser/tread combinations we went for a walk with our tape measures, paying attention to how easy or difficult it was to traverse the stairs.