Dallas, Texas

George W. Bush Presidential Center

This expansive project involved reversing decades of urban development and recreating a beautiful, balanced 15-acre landscape that’s flourishing with plant life native to the area. In an effort to reduce the long-term need for irrigation, we installed the drought-tolerant plants and trees selected by the design team. We also graded the park so the land would drain to the south as rain water is filtered and purified through the soil. This thoughtful design has created a self-sustaining system over time, and the lasting results reflect George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush’s love of the Texas landscape and their ongoing commitment to sustainability.




Installation, Maintenance

Landscape Architect

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.

Other Partners

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center


GRAND Award from the PLANET

2014 National Landscape Awards of Excellence Program

Many years ago this site would have been a breathtaking Texas prairie. Today the park is planted once again with a native habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Visitors can experience this site’s beautiful natural environment in the center of Dallas.

- Mrs. Laura Bush

This property is now home to over 200 species of native Texas plants and grasses.