The project is currently in the design phase. Start of construction is expected in the summer of 2021, and completion is expected in the Fall of 2022.
The advancement of the redesign to this historic axis, at the property’s core, as a celebration of the Arboretum’s hundred-year anniversary. The new design preserves the original symmetry based on classical European precedents and introduces an English picturesque asymmetrically balanced landscape garden.
Augmentations include repeated use of water elements, exuberant horticultural displays, additional gathering areas, intuitive wayfinding elements, shaded seating, and improved circulation (including ADA ramps and paths).