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Featured in the News – Demonstration Garden & Xeric Landscape

Granger-Hunter Improvement District (GHID) Demonstration Garden & Xeric Landscape Renovation Featured in local News

The GHID Demonstration Garden and Xeric Landscape Renovation project was recently featured on KSL news regarding the drought and xeric landscaping. Although not mentioned by name, we are excited to have this project featured to educate the general public about their options for water-wise landscape design. Click HERE to view the news story.

Project Description

J-U-B has worked with GHID on multiple phases for the redesign of their 13-acre administration center campus. This effort first involved developing an overall site master plan to enhance access and circulation, minimize lawn areas, and lead out in the district’s efforts to conserve water through a water-wise and drought- tolerant landscape design. Initial phases of detailed design and construction included new parking lots, pedestrian and vehicular circulation, an entrance plaza and gathering space, entry signs, water-wise landscaping, and irrigation improvements.

Our landscape architecture team recently designed and is currently providing construction administration services for 2.2 acres which includes a residential scale demonstration and teaching garden. This interactive outdoor space is designed to mimic the size and scale of a typical single-family home in the neighboring community, with the goal of educating the public in water-wise landscape design they could then implement in their own yards. It features a large pavilion (representing a home), as well as front and back yards, complete with a patio, synthetic turf, and a low-water-use natural lawn, vegetable garden area, play set area, and attractive xeric landscaping.