Lost Hollow Phase II
From the outset, Lost Hollow was conceived as a project with many layers. Not only is it a magical new space for children; it is an authentic garden experience adding depth to the Garden’s plant collection and a place for immersive educational experiences.
Initially the space was designed to be constructed in two phases. Phase I includes the site development, infrastructure, seven destinations and the base planting – key components that must be completed together to allow Lost Hollow to open to the public.
With the tremendous support and community enthusiasm around the first phase of Lost Hollow, the second phase allows for new donors to become engaged and also gives the garden a greater platform on which to build its educational mission.
Phase II is targeted to deeper educational opportunities. It adds key areas such as an educational pavilion to serve as an orientation space, restrooms, five additional destinations, programming resources to expand offerings, enhanced planting areas including the pond and opportunities for the Garden to reach under-served audiences. Since the Garden is implementing this phase later, design of the various elements can be responsive to the use of the space and the needs of this new audience. Components of this phase can either be implemented separately or as a complete phase depending on funding available.