NV5 - Landscape Architecture & Urban Design

The New York Botanical Garden – Leon Levy Visitor Center

NV5 designed the connecting open spaces and surrounding landscape of architect Hugh Hardy’s new Leon Levy Visitor Center of the New York  Botanical Garden.

The design centers around a 450-foot long native, New York State, bluestone-paved central promenade lined with custom-designed steel planters, teak benches, low railings, and bollard lighting. The promenade terminates at  a reflecting pool with granite coping. The design also features an outdoor dining terrace and plant shop. Sustainable features include permeable paving, native plantings, low-flow irrigation, and stone mulch xeriscape.

“A welcome entry to our greatest museum of plants … a transcendent simplicity that’s all the more impressive.” — Martin Filler, House & Garden

“The land[scape] instead presides over the building, breaking down pat geometries so that they frame views, respond to the terrain, and skirt existing trees.” — Joseph Giovannini, New York Magazine


Bronx, NY


Landscape Architecture


NY Construction Magazine Award