Paine Art Center Formal Garden


2019 Honor Award



Landscape Architects

Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects

Project Details

As part of their 2010 master plan, the Paine Art Center and Gardens envisioned a new outdoor space that would expand programming of the museum while creating a unique, regional destination for Central Wisconsin. This vision took shape as the Formal Garden: a classically designed outdoor room that utilizes regional, four-season planting to create an artistic and educational gathering space for the entire year. 

Hoerr Schaudt’s design for the garden was intended to serve as an extension of the historic museum built in the 1920’s in the style of an English country estate. Organized along a central axis, the garden’s central lawn is flanked by a four-season border garden that acts as gallery wall with a rotating exhibition of flora, providing seasonal interest throughout the year. The entire space is framed by custom-built pergolas and bookended by classical fountains that further articulate the formality of the garden.  

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