The Waterfront Botanical Gardens Phase 1C project is the second building on the 23-acre site. The Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Garden Classroom building is 6,000 square feet and will be used for education, horticulture staff, interns and volunteers. The building’s learning lab can hold up to 50 students and offers a wealth of horticulture offerings.
The building has a unique display of features that include a teaching greenhouse, a learning lab with a stunning 40-foot cathedral ceiling, and a culinary courtyard. The building will also serve as the core for the Botanical Gardens’ horticulture team.
The project initially broke ground in October 2020 with a total cost of $3.5 million. Part of this funding comes from Ellen T. Leslie herself, who donated $5 million upon her death in June 2019. The building is part of a larger, $60 million dollar project Waterfront Botanical Gardens is working towards.
STW is proud to have provided MEP Engineering services to contribute to the new learning space for those passionate about horticulture.