Main and Fair
The Nantucket Land Bank acquired a downtown property in 2007. They asked Bartsch Landscape Architecture to design and manage installation of the first downtown park in over a hundred years. Some expected a grassy mound and a couple benches. But with maritime materials like granite blocks and custom designed wrought iron fences, we crafted a park sensitive to the island’s historic nature and gives the public a diverse and engaging spot. The park has a fountain, seat walls, benches, special lanterns. We drew the planting scheme from 19th century gardens. In collaboration with Ferrantella Landscaping, John Fee (concrete masonry), Ellis & Schneider Electric, Pete Christianson (plumbing), and Billy Sherry - custom metalwork and fabrication of fences, rails, lantern gateway. Concept through construction - total landscape project costs: ~ $348k in 2009
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The Nantucket Land Bank acquired a downtown property in 2007. They asked Bartsch Landscape Architecture to design and manage installation of the first downtown park in over a hundred years. Some expected a grassy mound and a couple benches. But with maritime materials like granite blocks and custom designed wrought iron fences, we crafted a park sensitive to the island’s historic nature and gives the public a diverse and engaging spot. The park has a fountain, seat walls, benches, special lanterns. We drew the planting scheme from 19th century gardens. In collaboration with Ferrantella Landscaping, John Fee (concrete masonry), Ellis & Schneider Electric, Pete Christianson (plumbing), and Billy Sherry - custom metalwork and fabrication of fences, rails, lantern gateway. Concept through construction - total landscape project costs: ~ $348k in 2009