Last August, REV Birmingham partnered with the Alabama Chapter of ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects), the City of Birmingham, and the City Center District Management Corporation (CCDMC) to install new plants on 20th Street North—native species that require less maintenance— to brighten up one of Birmingham’s most traveled streetscapes.
Now, it’s winter and we must confess the obvious: The plant beds aren’t lush right now—but that’s all by design.
Read more about the installation in 2020 and see what these native plants look like in full bloom!
Six Birmingham landscape architecture firms—Studio A, GMC, Renta, Dix Hite, Golightly and Macnally Land Design—collaborated on the designs for a long-term streetscape plan, which will eventually extend from Linn Park to the tracks.
To give a much-needed refresh to the Birmingham Green’s plant beds, the designers selected a mix of evergreens (plants with leaves or needles that are green year-round) and deciduous (plants that lose their leaves in the winter). Their design places these plants in a way that the leafy balance out the leaf-less in the winter—then in the spring, summer and fall, the plant beds will feel full and colorful once again.
Learn more about REV's work on 20th Street
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Filed Under: Front Page, Get Involved, Historic Preservation, Residential
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Filed Under: Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Small Business, Woodlawn, Yaysayers
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Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Events, Front Page, Yaysayers
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