From turf to teaching campus

Posted on | April 22, 2010 | No Comments

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County today unveiled plans to convert former lawn into a 3.5 acre living wilderness exhibit. According to the press release, eleven thematic zones—Urban Edge, Transition Garden, Car Park, Living Wall, Entrance Plaza, Urban Wilderness, Pollinator Garden, Shadow Garden, Get Dirty Zone, Home Garden and 1913 Garden—will be interwoven with landscape features such as a pond and dry creek, groves of trees, and walking paths. Click here for more information on the gardens, which are expected to open next year.

The pond is one of the North Campus’ centerpieces, where visitors and school groups can engage in living habitat filled with animals ranging from Western Pond Turtles to dragonflies. Rendering by Mia Lehrer + Associates. Courtesy of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

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