Along with colleagues Keith Kaiser, Executive Director of Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, and Michelle Conklin, Executive Director of Tucson Botanical Gardens, Terra’s Cindy Tyler discussed the fundamentals any small garden needs to know when it comes to planning for and participating in a master planning process. The discussion included an overview of the master planning process, particular challenges and subsequent successes unique to small gardens, and the power that a master plan provides to both new and established gardens. A special focus was paid to how small gardens can work to implement elements from a master plan with limited funding and staff.
Terra Design Studios has worked alongside Keith for master planning work at Fellow Riverside Gardens in Youngstown, OH and on several projects linked to the master plan at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Terra is also currently master planning the Tucson Botanical Gardens.