The New American Garden, is the first phase of a Landscape Master Plan OvS developed for the American Museum and Gardens in Bath. The institution is the only museum outside of the United States dedicated to celebrating American culture.
The New American Garden transforms the visitor experience, redirecting guest flow through the Museum grounds and showcasing over 12,000 new plants drawn from a palette of American native perennials, an OvS signature element.
A nod to Monticello’s Winding Walk, the garden bridges the Museum’s Manor House and the existing Mount Vernon Garden, provides accessible routes to facilities throughout the property, and restores sweeping views over Bath’s Limpley Stoke Valley.
Named for OvS’ hallmark style, the New American Garden is distinguished by a balance of horticultural complexity and architectural craftsmanship. The garden embraces the seasonality of the American meadow, magnifying its ecological systems, sustainable processes, and aesthetic values. The new infusion of botanical expression manifests in a profusion of color, texture, movement, and fragrance.