Sure, it’s the Federal Reserve building in D.C. but I promise no alarming news about the economy, just visions of the stunning landscape by the world-famous firm of Oehme van Sweden Landscape Architects. (Here’s their page about the project.) This two-acre garden on top of the Reserve’s parking lot is not just gorgeous but a great example of the “New American Garden” style created by this team. And as Oehme mentions in this short interview, the garden uses American plants that were popular in Europe but not here, until they brought them here and popularized them. Like what? Most famously, Rudbeckia.
Don’t miss the residential landscape by Oehme van Sweden in this month’s Garden Design Magazine. And if you’re in the DC area, Wolfgang Oehme is speaking about “Bringing the American Garden Home” at the Corcoran Gallery of Art next Monday evening, March 30.
Photos by Roger Foley