The National Garden to open October 1st

posted, 09/29/06
The National Garden, plan view

This drawing shows the layout for the National Garden which is next to the United States
Botanical Garden in Washington D. C.

The 10 million dollar project was funded entirely with private money. From a press release:
When the National Garden opens to the public on October 1, 2006, it will mark the successful completion of one of the first public-private projects undertaken by the Office of the Architect of the Capitol. The project was solely funded by private donations raised by The National Fund for the U.S. Botanic Garden.

This not-for-profit corporation raised $11.5 million in private contributions pursuant to Public Law 102-229. The National Garden’s mission is to educate visitors about the great diversity of American plants and their importance to the environment; to help connect people to nature; and to demonstrate the relationships between plants, water, and humans.

As you can see the designers have created several different rooms each with their own separate type functions. It appears this will allow visitors to have many unique experiences as they work there way
through the gardens. I look forward to visiting

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.

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