The award-winning Amazing Water Garden beautifully incorporates a circular water garden with an ornate bridge, criss-crossing paths and a cascading waterfall.
This area combines wildlife habitat and treated wastewater recycling with the creation of a botanical haven, functions that typically are kept separate. It is a shining example of how public gardens can serve multiple purposes.
Plants of Interest: Some of the primary plants growing under water in the Amazing Water Garden are Elodea canadensis (native to North America), commonly known as American Pondweed, and Potamogeton crispus (native to Europe and Asia), commonly known as Curly Leaf Pondweed.
Additional plants in this garden include Candelabra, Hibiscus, and Wild Lilies.
Art in the Garden: Heron by Tom Hardy, 1970. Donated by Margueritte Drake.
Amazing Water Garden Designer: Carol Mayer-Reed
Award: In 2002 the Amazing Water Garden received an Honor Award in the area of Environmental/ Sustainable Design from the Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.