The Lola Garden Back to projects

Garden Designer and installer, Lola Horwitz, began the transformation of this plot of land in park slope over thirty years ago. For much of the garden's life it was shaded by a four story cherry tree. When the tree was taken down in 2010 the garden was flooded with sunlight and Lola transformed the garden again. Taking advantage of the full sun, she created a multi-level rock garden contained by ceramic chimney pipes, planted tall flowering Butterfly Weed to attract monarchs butterflies and bees, and committed to keeping a blackberry shrub neat and compact but productive! Other highlights include a well sculpted wisteria, a custom designed fence, and a custom designed wood swing set for her two grandaughters. Lola is an avid member of the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) and is the former director of the New York City chapter. Her garden contains many rare alpine flowers that Lola propagates herself, or trades with other NARG members.

Use Residence, recreational
Location Park Slope, Brooklyn
Completion September 2014
Size 600 SF
Design Lola Horwitz (Consultant and Designing Member of Alive Structures since 2007)