What could be better than spending Arbor Day at the Morton Arboretum? Recently, Eriksson Engineering Associates provided civil engineering and landscape architecture services for the Arboretum’s new Gerald T. Donnelly Grand Garden. Commemorating the Arboretum’s first 100 years, the Grand Garden is a beautiful new addition showcasing the beauty and diversity of plants.
Our civil engineering services included new water mains to feed the water features located in the garden, as well as new storm sewers, which were extended throughout the garden to provide drainage. In addition, EEA’s landscape architecture team designed a native planting plan for Firefly Pond, which was originally designed as a fire protection reservoir, to create a native vegetated stormwater management feature.