UNC Greensboro Elizabeth Herring Garden

Greensboro, North Carolina

Surface 678 was asked to design a memorial garden for Elizabeth Herring, a prominent patron of the School of Music and tribute to her gardening skills and life. The garden is based on a lyrical design that emulates the character of a multi-movement musical composition. The central walkway reveals different spaces for different functions that include a woodland garden, open lawn, study area and recital terrace. The edge of the walk is punctuated by eight foot vine columns that add a rhythmic element to the design and leads one to the reflecting pool and stylized rock ledge fountain. Vine-covered screens partition the study area into smaller private spaces.


Site Design

Walt Havener

NC ASLA Award of Excellence, NC ASLA Merit Award Landmark

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