Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill
Dallas, Texas2 AcresBeck – ConstructionNewman, Jackson, Bieberstein, Inc – Architect
A former ivy and bamboo-filled ravine was transformed into a series of cascading pools lined with azaleas, woodland plants and more than 80 varieties of Japanese maple. Beck’s construction team created the ravine-like rill and stream that follows the natural contours of the site. The garden includes extensive stone work, weirs, screen walls, border-forming boulders and aggregate walkway. A large entry plaza connects the garden to the ‘Paseo de Flores’, the Arboretum’s main walkway. A stone bridge halfway down the stream provides pedestrian access from the adjacent DeGolyer garden to the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn.