The Luci and Ian Family Garden at the Wildflower Center will be a regional jewel and a national model. After a ceremonial groundbreaking on May 1, 2013, construction began in early summer and the garden will open in 2014.
It will occupy 4.5 acres of woodland and meadow, providing the perfect setting for hands-on, creative play while demonstrating key concepts in biology, botany, ecology, geology, hydrology and more. This garden invites interaction with native plants through features like Nature's Spiral, a mosaic-inlaid limestone wall that illustrates the spiral shapes found in sunflower heads, agaves and Turk's caps. Giant bird's nests, the Metamorphosis Maze, a central creek and grotto and many more features will provide fantastic experiences in nature. Garden Map
The project is designed and constructed according to the most rigorous guidelines for sustainable landscapes, and has been selected as a pilot by the Sustainable Sites Initiative, which developed a national rating system for "green" landscapes.