Brick walls and flooring creates a secret garden feel to this space. Grasses, shrubs and perennials fill the raised flowerbeds and give the garden a country feel. A bench with overhang, set into the flowerbed, provides the perfect spot to sit, and a water spout at the other end of the wall creates a calming atmosphere.
Building Studio's botanical gardens in New Orleans Park, Louisiana, was a project inspired by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Post-Katrina, the City of New Orleans Botanical Garden commissioned a small demonstration pavilion to show firsthand how gray water reuse, rainwater harvesting and solar power might work for the average homeowner. This project is a 12-foot cube with an interior made of reclaimed lumber from homes demolished by the storm.