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Excellent Uses of Florida Natives in Urban Landscapes

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Sunday, October 1, 2017 / 9AM to 4PM

9AM: Meet bus at West Palm Beach City Center parking lot

4PM: Bus will return to City Center


3 CEUs are offered for landscape architects and planners

Provider#: 2709         Course#: 10985

AICP CM Credits Pending

Please note: This free tour will first seat/place government employees and elected officials. You, as a landscape architect, will be notified of your confirmation for a space on this tour on September 23, 2017. 

PLEASE RSVP no later than Friday, September 22, 2017 to: emilymomahoney57@gmail.com or 561-719-5994

2017 BUS TOUR – Site Descriptions

Alexander Art Park, South Dixie and Fern Streets, West Palm Beach

Public-private partnership with AIPP involvement completed November, 2016. City-owned property, "pocket" park built and maintained by developer of adjacent Alexander condominium and successors. Public Art sculpture.

MikyoungKim Design, Boston, Ma., and Alex Knight, PLA

Native plants: Two existing live oaks preserved, new oaks added. Dry detention area with native wildflowers and grasses. Silver Buttonwood, Firebush, Beach Sunflower, Muhly Grass, Beach Verbena, Scarlet Sage, Soft Rush, Soft Stem Bulrush, and Gaillardia.


Oceanfront Park, Ocean Drive at Lake Avenue, Lake Worth

Restoration of site completed 2013. County funded at $5M requiring more parking than existed at the time. Design both met the County's parking requirements without a parking deck, as originally deemed necessary, and increased the amount of landscaped areas.

Michael Singer Studio and Jonathan Haigh, Kimley Horn

Native Plants: Trees: Pitch Apple, Pigeon Plum, Sea Grape, Green Buttonwood, Silver Buttonwood, Sand Live Oak. Palms: Buccaneer Palm, Saw Palmetto. Shrubs: Simpson’s Stopper, Wax Myrtle, Myrsine. Coontie. Grasses: Muhly, Cord, Sea Oats. Groundcover: Beach Sunflower, Railroad Vine.

Hypoluxo Hammock, Parking Lot, Hypoluxo Town Hall, Hypoluxo

Dedicated, March 1996. Intention: Recreate the site as a coastal hammock similar to what the Barefoot Mailman would have seen on his way to Miami 100 years ago. Only native species were used that would require no irrigation or fertilizer after 6 months. The drainage design retains nearly 100% of the entire site's rain runoff.

Designed by former Hypoluxo Town Councilman Mark Hull and Richard Moyroud of Mesozoic Landscapes, and planted and maintained by town Landscape Contractor and Manager Moises Gonzales.

Native Plants: Trees: Southern Live Oak, Slash Pine, Gumbo Limbo, Pigeon Plum, Jamaican Caper. Palms: Cabbage and Saw Palmetto. Shrubs: Beautyberry, Firebush, Cocoplum, Wild Coffee, Myrsine, Jamaican Caper. Groundcover: Beach Sunflower



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