Leach Botanical Garden // Portland, OR

Land Morphology led development of Strategic Master Plan for Leach Botanical Garden, a 16 acre garden located in southeast Portland. Land Morphology facilitated collaboration between architects at Olson Kundig, seven subconsultants, the Leach Garden Friends, a 14 person Community Advisory Committee and the City of Portland. The master plan defines the spatial framework, addresses the business plan, includes implementation and funding strategies and presents schematic design for new buildings, site improvements, a tree canopy walk, and collections and display gardens including iconic physic, alpine, and fen gardens. Organized along cultural and ecological transects, the master plan preserves the legacy of the founders and carries forward John and Lilla Leach’s commitment to environmental stewardship with new and expressive forms. For more about the project, please visit our blog.