New York Botanical Garden – Native Plant Garden
The Native Plant Garden at New York Botanical Garden is an inviting space that educates visitors on the diversity, ecology, and horticultural benefits of native plants. The garden features a series of cascading ponds with a mechanical water-recirculation system, a filtration wetland, and several acres of native planting. Langan performed a geotechnical subsurface investigation to assist with the foundation design of the water feature and the perimeter elevated walkways. We also provided grading and drainage design focused on capturing stormwater runoff water in the ponds, while providing an adequate overflow conveyance for larger storm events. The project is aiming for certification through the Sustainable Site Initiative program. To help achieve this certification, Langan provided an innovative stormwater management design to improve water quality and retain rainwater for irrigation use and the ponds.