Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company LLC

landscape architecture | planning | urban design

  • Citygarden


    Gateway Foundation

    City of St. Louis, MO


    Nelson Byrd Woltz, Landscape Architects

    Charlotteville, VA


    Missouri Botanical Garden

    St. Louis, MO


    Studio Durham, Architects

    St. Louis, MO

  • Awards

    2011 American Society of Landscape

    Architects Honor Award


    2011 Urban Land Institute Amanda

    Burden Urban Open Space Award

  • Description

    Citygarden is a 2.9-acre public park and sculpture garden occupying two blocks in downtown St. Louis, and is part of the Gateway Mall, a 19-square block spine of green space. Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company provided engineered soil mixes, subsurface drainage, and high performance turf design in an innovative green infrastructure solution that accommodates heavy visitor usage, while minimizing investment of maintenance resources.


    Two-thirds of the site’s stormwater drainage is managed within the boundaries of the garden. More than 5,000 square feet of rain gardens capture, retain, and infiltrate surface water flow. JBC designed three different soil mixes to replace the rubble-filled, over-compacted existing site soils. These soil mixes provide a much healthier substrate that is essential for the long-term success of plantings.

  • Testimonials

    “Citygarden is a stunning example of what great public open space design can do for an urban area,”


    -Amanda M. Burden

    New York City Planning Commissioner



    “This place really works and provides evidence that design matters.”


    -2011 ASLA Professional Awards Jury

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