|Oehme van Sweden design
Eric Groft, principal at the renowned landscape architectural firm, Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, was the featured speaker at the Metrohort’s inaugural meeting earlier this month.
|Chicago Botanic Garden Green Roof
|Chicago Botanic Garden Great Basin: Image courtesy of Wolfgang Oehme
|Chicago Botanic Garden Great Basin "before"
|Photo courtesy of Oehme van Sweden; photograph byClaire Takacs features a Grace Knowlton Sphere sculpture.
|Eric Groft talking to Metrohort members
Via a follow up email, Eric explained about the firm's shoreline work, including some terrific plant suggestions: “The loss of the towering oaks, allowed for better light to hit the lawn and planting beds below and it cleared up an area where we installed some broad lawn steps that led the eye up the hill and connected the “rockery” to the rest of the garden.