ZDA Summer 2015 Update

ZDA Summer 2015 Update

ZDA Wins National Merit Award from the Perennial Plant Association

For a Verona Residence

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Captivating perennial gardens and dynamic paths draw the family outside for play and relaxation.

ZDA will be presented with a national Merit Award at the Perennial Plant Association Symposium in Baltimore on July .  This is the only event dedicated solely to the professional perennial flower industry, the Symposium draws professional from across the world.  Congratulations to Garden Designer, Joan Ziegler and Rebecca Reed, and the ZDA team for winning their fourth PPA award.

The award winning residential project features perennial gardens, waterfront access, and resilient play spaces. The owners, a young active family with hopes of creating a sense of community in their suburban neighborhood, wanted a landscape that would invite neighbors, friends and family to play, sit, talk, and enjoy being outside in a beautiful landscape.   In addition to addressing drainage issues the design provided year-round interest and resilient spaces that could change to meet the growing family’s needs.

Therapeutic Spaces to Aid in Healing

Meriter Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Facility

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Initial plan and development of horticulture therapy garden

Therapeutic spaces are designed to enhance existing treatments and provide a place for patients and families alike to seek solace.  The collaboration on the gardens occurred with Management and staff at Meriter’s Child and Adolescent Facilities and was made possible through the generous donations of the Meriter Foundation.  The space will be integrated into programming through activities such as group therapy, occupational therapy groups, exercise as well as visitation.  A horticultural therapy garden allows patients to nurture plants including edible fruits and vegetables to experience the joy of growing and living.

Construction is expected to be completed on this project by the end of July.

lily-mank_bio_125x125ZDA Welcomes Summer Intern 

2015 University of Wisconsin Landscape Architecture Graduate

Lily joins the ZDA team this summer after her recent graduation from the UW.  She is particularly interested in Healthcare Design and previously interned with Anderson Japanese Gardens.  Lily’s work and senior thesis led her to be nominated as “Class Act”, featured by the Big Ten Network’s “Student Spotlight” and chosen as one of the Top 15 Graduating Students at the UW.

For more information on our award-winning team, visit zdainc.com

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For ideas on planning changes in your home landscape, check out, Respect, Remove, Repurpose in Madison Essentials Magazine’s current issue. View online at madisonessentialsmagazine.com, and click on the “current issue” icon, or pick up a copy in your favorite Madison restaurant, grocery store or business.


More tips and techniques are available to view in the archives at zdainc.com

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