Belle Isle notes: Lake Okonoka restoration, new garden planned - Curbed Detroit

Over near the Nancy Brown Peace Carillon, a new garden is in the works by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. He’s most famously known here for the Lurie Garden in Chicago and the Highline in New York City. After touring Detroit with the Garden Club of Michigan last spring, he decided on Belle Isle for a new garden for Detroit.


The garden is meant to be a connector in “the cultural heart of the park,” between Remick Band Shell and the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory. Donations and fundraising will cover the design, installation, and maintenance costs of the new garden.

via Curbed Detroit

Sean Loos