Evolution of a Stream

Zilker Botanical Gardens Stream Restoration Project – Evolution of a Stream

This photo essay illustrates ESC’s process for restoring the stream below the Taniguchi Gardens in the Zilker Botanical Garden.

December 21, 2016 – The stream prior to restoration

January 3, 2016 – Preparing the site

January 5, 2017 — Removing existing rock and the concrete channel

January 9, 2017 — Excavating down to framework

January 12, 2017 – Steel reinforcement

January 27, 2017 — Concrete shell

February 17, 2017 – Rocks cut, fit and mortared into shell. This is one of the waterfalls.

March 21, 2017 – Water

April 21, 2017 – The completed planting at the “spring”

April 21, 2017 – The historic Congress Avenue bridge in its new location

April 21, 2017 – The completed project. Plants will fill in over time.

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