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Three Low Maintenance Landscape Strategies

Three Low Maintenance Landscape Strategies

A common request we, as Landscape Architects, receive from our clients is for a landscape that is ‘low maintenance.’  In addition to being a cost savings measure, low maintenance landscapes can contribute to the reduction of the long-term carbon footprint of a site. Read more »


Outdoor Makerspaces at Woodbrook Elementary School

Outdoor Makerspaces at Woodbrook Elementary School

What does an outdoor makerspace for children look like? Timmons Group’s landscape architects set out to answer this question recently in our design work for the Woodbrook Elementary School Addition/Renovation project in Albemarle County, Virginia. Read more »


Hopewell City Park Playscape Receives Approval

Hopewell City Park Playscape Receives Approval

Imagine a city situated on a bluff at the confluence of two rivers that played critical roles in the history of our country. At a point below the bluff, beyond the neighborhoods, lies a park with a sweeping vista of the river. This is the City of Hopewell, rich in history and nature and ripe for adventure. Read more »


INTRODUCING :: Timmons Group’s Landscape Architecture Team

INTRODUCING :: Timmons Group’s Landscape Architecture Team

See an inside look into the everyday lives, work and culture of our landscape architecture team during World Landscape Architecture Month 2017! Read more »


FOUR Expert Recommendations on Successful Street Trees

FOUR Expert Recommendations on Successful Street Trees

As a public utility, urban trees perform crucial functions. All too often, street trees are planted without adequate consideration to the constraints they face in an urban setting. We have collected several general strategies for successful street trees and stewarding an urban canopy. Read more »


Making a Splash in Chesterfield with the New White Water Park

Making a Splash in Chesterfield with the New White Water Park

Last week, the Board of Supervisors in Chesterfield County unanimously approved Waterford Park, a whitewater park and mixed use development to be located off Genito Road. Read more »


MLK Day of Service – Seed Bombs!

MLK Day of Service – Seed Bombs!

Today we recognize Dr. Martin Luther King as a visionary and acknowledge his bravery and dedication to humanity in our nation’s fight for civil rights. As a part of the many service projects happening around Richmond today, Environmental Scientists, Engineers, and Landscape Architects from Timmons Group teamed up to get their hands dirty and make seed bombs. Read more »


Cambria at Cornerstone Community Garden Update

Cambria at Cornerstone Community Garden Update

We recently checked in on the community garden at Cambria at Cornerstone, an award-winning residential neighborhood in Virginia Beach developed by the Breeden Company. The garden is the first of its kind for a Breeden Company property, and offers residents plots to grow their own food and a space for gathering and working alongside like-minded neighbors. Read more »


University of Virginia’s Dawson’s Row Receives Pedestrian/Bicycle Improvements

University of Virginia’s Dawson’s Row Receives Pedestrian/Bicycle Improvements

Construction is wrapping up on several bicycle and pedestrian improvements to the Dawson’s Row area at the University of Virginia. Read more »


Picture This: George Mason University’s (GMU) Prince William Campus

Picture This: George Mason University’s (GMU) Prince William Campus

Another remarkable building is complete on George Mason University’s (GMU) Prince William Campus. It’s the new Life Sciences Lab Building and we were excited to be a part of its design and LEED initiatives. Read more »