The natural setting drew landscape architects and gardeners, who sought to showcase and frame its beauty, giving rise to a national reputation.

As the land transitioned – from farm to gentleman farm to subdivision, from expansive estate to homes on smaller lots, from hunting grounds to corporate headquarters – careful attention to planning, land use, parks, and open space arose alongside.

And forest and bluff, savannah and beach, ravine and river have ebbed and flowed through this nature by design.

Cultivating The Land

Gentleman Farms, Grand Estates, Gardens & Garden Clubs

The Wild Beginnings

Glaciers, Ravines, The Lake and The Forest

Creating Serenity

Landscape Architects & Planning Groups

Balance In The Built Environment

Managing Land Development

Preserving Public Space

Parks & Land Preservation