Client: Longwood Gardens
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Longwood Gardens, is expanding and amplifying its horticultural displays to include an expansive 86-acre American meadow garden experience. Meliora provided full civil engineering, structural engineering and developed construction documents for specific site improvements. All proposed civil recommendations were intended to eliminate erosion, to manage stormwater runoff sustainably with vegetation and infiltration, and to meet the high standards of excellence Longwood delivers every day to its millions of visitors. Meliora also designed several bridges for the Meadow Expansion, which were carefully designed around sensitive wetland areas and to evoke a sense of historic Chester County bridges. Additionally, Meliora assisted Longwood with obtaining permits and approvals from the local municipalities, the Chester County Conservation District, the Department of Environmental Protection, and the US Army Corps of Engineers.