Gardens in Storza Woods

Categories
Botanical Gardens
Location
Atlanta, GA
Size
15 Acres
Status
Completed 2015
Client
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Awards/Recognition
2016 HONOR AWARD, American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA), San Diego Chapter

Gardens in Storza Woods

Conceived as a destination for the existing Canopy Walk, the Gardens in Storza Woods are a series of unique gardens that offer a beguiling reason to discover the forest’s evolving and distinct character in every season. Features, amenities, and paths invite visitors of all ages and abilities to explore the majestic 15 acre urban woodland that the Garden carefully stewards. Two terraces offer places to linger and view the towering trees, runnels, and sweeping plantings of the Channel Gardens. A ramped boardwalk and overlook create an accessible crossing at the eastern end of the Channel Gardens; the soaring arch of the Stone Bridge carries visitors across the western end. An elliptical woodland room culminates the journey through Storza Woods and is an irresistible visitor destination. The Water Mirror bisects the elliptical glade reflecting the open sky and tree canopy. The Water Steps, on axis with the Water Mirror and visible from the Canopy Walk, spill down a series of stairs to the Woodland Basin.

Awards/Recognition
2016 HONOR AWARD, American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA), San Diego Chapter
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