This demonstration garden site is located at the lowest elevation in the Sun Valley watershed area and is prone to frequent flooding during the rainy season even though it is next to a storm drain inlet. Cornerstone Studios’ design includes a cistern to capture and store the surface runoff, filter the water, and use it for irrigating the native demonstration garden. The paving pattern design and the planting pattern reflect the movement of the swirling water.
Cornerstone Studios prepared an information board to explain the working of the cistern and to identify all the plants for educational purposes. This project demonstrates sustainability with recycled water and products, permeable paving, California native plants, and succulents.
- Client : Burns and McDonnell
- Status : Environmental
- Location : Sun Valley, California