In the specially designed wetland, a pump recirculates rainwater, moving it through layers of gravel, sand and plant roots that filter and clean the water through this natural biofiltration system.
Grasses are important in the native garden and are used more and more in planting designs. Grasses abound on rocky slopes, where they soften the hard contours of boulders.
Noteworthy species on view along the meadow path include tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa) and wavy hair grass (Deschampsia flexuosa), both planted en masse along a grove of river birch (Betula nigra ‘Heritage’,
These granite steps have been creatively integrated into an accessible path that runs near a rock outcropping, overlooking the wetland. The paths are made with Gravel-Lok, a sustainable material that allows rainwater to filter through without puddling.
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