Cupertino City Hall Gardens

Located in the heart of Cupertino, this re-design of the existing landscape along the City Hall’s public frontage replaces thirsty turf with a drought tolerant demonstration garden of native California plants and and compatible species. The project includes the re-design of existing planting beds adjacent to Cupertino’s central public plaza with an extension of the plaza into the gardens.

In response to California’s persistent drought conditions, the City of Cupertino decided to eliminate City Hall’s turf irrigation and re-envision the 1980’s era landscape to reflect the current climate realities while taking the opportunity to create a nectar garden for pollinators and birds. The City Hall Complex continues to be well-used by the public who enjoy the dappled shade of the existing mature Chinese Pistache allée. The project embraces the shady canopy and provides richly textured plantings that attract pollinators as well as pedestrians. Benches and pathways activate a new shady plaza, and offer a place to rest and rejuvenate the senses while enjoying the urban ecology.


Cupertino, CA


0.5 acres




City of Cupertino


Concept Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation, Construction Administration

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