Media Room


September 17, 2009

Barge at Lewis Ginter Botanical GardenMuch of the work has done from a barge in the lake. The barge arrived in pieces by truck and was welded together on-site.




Bridge at Lewis Ginter Botanical GardenDesigned as a “ribbon of light”, the new structure will span the southern end of Sydnor Lake, connecting the Rose Garden with the crossroads between the Children’s Garden and the Grace Arents Garden.





Bridge at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Currently, most visitors walk to popular destinations like Bloemendaal House and the Children’s Garden across a series of angled wooden bridges in the West Island Garden. At some points these walkways narrow to only five-and-a-half feet, The new bridge will be 14 feet wide with a 12 foot walkway and will create a more direct path to favorite Garden areas.


Bridge at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

The plan is for the new bridge to be completed in time to be featured in this year’s GardenFest of Lights which begins November 27.





Bridge Sides at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

The choice to use a mesh design for the sides of the bridge was a thoughtful and intentional one. The idea is to have a boundary that does not look like a boundary. Woven stainless steel rods will help accomplish this objective. The durable rods have a “visual” lightness and are arranged in a pattern evoking an “organic” look, such as woven cane.



With its unique design, the bridge will create yet another wonderful way to experience Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.