Botanic Gardens

Botanic gardens, conservatories, and arboreta play an important role in the preservation of the planet’s natural resources. Their research and educational activities help protect plant communities and ecosystems and they share their information on preservation and sustainability issues.

Firm Accomplishments/Expertise

  • Is one of the top design firms in the United States that specializes in botanic gardens, conservatories, and arboreta.
  • Has certified horticulturists and staff members with previous employment in the industry including being a Fellow at Chanticleer.
  • Has extensive world travel to botanic gardens and conservatories to study planting and design techniques along with extensive experience designing public gardens and strong facilitation and consensus-building skills.
  • Active in American Public Gardens Association serving on committees—past Chair of the Design and Planning Professional Section, speaking at national and regional conferences, writing articles for the association’s magazine Public Garden, and attendance at national and regional conferences.
  • Understands the nuances and a big-picture approach of public gardens.
  • Exhibits passion and commitment to the world of public gardens as expressed in the firm’s award-winning projects and activism.

Springtime in the Tropics-spring flower show

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Oasis Design Group boldly paired temperate climate spring bulbs with foliage and flowering plants from the tropics-an unusual merging of plant combinations never seen in nature. Drifts of brightly colored bulbs were contrasted against richly textured, boldly shaped, and colorful tropical foliage. Continue reading


Plaza Renovation Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham, Alabama

After completing a 67.5-acre garden master plan for Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Oasis Design Group was invited back to complete a redesign and expansion of the gardens’ Upper Plaza entrance area, a large transition space among several garden areas and serves as a central part of the Gardens. Continue reading

Carrier Arboretum Planting-Option 1 Sheet A SS-pam

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

Oasis Design Group`s work focused on 3.5-acre main lawn area or central activity area within the 125-acre botanical preserve of the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University. The main lawn is a venue for organized events such as weddings, special events, and concerts and a place where the campus` students, staff, and faculty visit to relax, socialize, study, and work. Continue reading