“The Passage”, fourth of 5 garden rooms

This is a detail view of "The Passage" which is the fourth of five garden rooms. The path runs along a row of Lombardy poplars and past three circular ponds, which symbolize the fruit of the plant. “Waterworks Gardens” is an environmental artwork and earth/water sculpture located on the northern border of a water reclamation plant. The project naturally treats stormwater, enhances an on-site wetland, provides five garden rooms, and creates eight acres of new open space for public use. The progression of five garden rooms engages the visitor on an intimate scale and follows the story of the water’s cycle: impure, working, mysterious, beautiful, and life-sustaining.