This watershed shaped garden engages the destructive power of plant roots to break down the industrial landscape.

Dendritic Decay Garden

Washington Avenue Green, Pier 53 on the Delaware River Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010


In collaboration with Biohabitats, Inc.

Supported by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

Materials

Cored concrete, removed asphalt, soil, native paints


Dimensions

1,200 sq. ft.; overall site is 700' x 450'

This project harnesses freeze/thaw cycles and the destructive power of plant roots to break down remnant industrial hardscape in Washington Avenue Green, the first in a series of parks planned for the bikeway running along Philadelphia’s side of the Delaware River.

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