Horticulture Center of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania Phase 1 Receives Award
Phase 1 of the Horticulture Center of the Morris Arboretum, located in Springfield Township, has earned a 2011 Land Development Award from Montgomery County for its innovative site planning, energy-efficient building design, and sustainable design features. The horticulture center, located on the arboretum’s Bloomfield Farm, contains the maintenance and administrative functions for the arboretum. The new buildings are placed to preserve the surrounding open space and enhance the agricultural heritage of the site. The office building is made of natural materials, and the garages are designed to resemble farm structures. This successful project demonstrates the Morris Arboretum’s long-term commitment to sustainable practices and achieves the arboretum’s goal of providing a place for work, learning, and community. The horticulture center is an outstanding addition to the Morris Arboretum and the community. To learn more about this project and the other 2011 winners and to search for previous winners, visit www.planning.montcopa.org/TheMontgomeryAwards.