The seasonal summer installation at the Channel Gardens takes a coastal beach party as inspiration; people are invited to experience an urban beach environment in the center of Midtown Manhattan. Designed and fabricated by Future Green Studio, a firm based in Brooklyn NY, the varied furniture elements and playful sand pit create a unique and friendly space for kids and adults. Timber sun loungers integrated into planting beds, provide intimate spaces for people to enjoy an immersive experience of the garden. A variety of blue furniture, details and fabric banners enhance the ocean feeling on multiple levels.
Plant selections continue to celebrate the vigorous plant palette of the Northeast, joined by other regionally native accents. The movement of mixed beach grass and summer flowers creates a drifting costal landscape and provides a sense of relaxing space for residents and office workers at the center of New York. Multiple heights of juniper and bayberry, grasses and the warm colors of butterfly weed and cutleaf-coneflowers enrich and frame the beachy landscape.