Brooklyn Botanic Garden // Brooklyn, NY
Richard Hartlage directed the development of the first new display garden at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, since 1954. The former Herb Garden was displaced by construction of a new visitor center. The new replacement garden was redesigned, and built, in advance of the construction of the new visitor center. The design for the Herb Garden set a new and more modern direction for all future built features envisioned in the master plan of the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
Richard’s visionary and effective leadership and strong design concepts fully engaged the staff and donor community throughout the process. By simultaneously addressing the larger vision to update the design aesthetic of the project, and engaging the horticultural staff, he was able to create a dynamic design that was enthusiastically embraced by all. The garden has become a hugely successful new feature for this institution.
Substantial work done while at AHBL, Inc.