Building of the Day

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Shelby White and Leon Levy Water Garden and Water Conservation Project

Oct 19 at 12–1pm
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 455 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Landscape Architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

The Shelby White and Leon Levy Water Garden is a 1.5-acre wetland and riparian environment with a network of innovative water conservation features. It was designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates to highlight the beauty of water elements at BBG and anchor the Water Conservation Project, a Garden-wide initiative to reduce outdoor freshwater use and mitigate storm-water impact. This is the first project of its scale and complexity in North America.

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