Hillside Terrace Garden
The Hillside Garden created by SED Design is a feature project in a film on creating sustainable landscapes.
The outdoor living spaces are terraced on a hillside outside of Philadelphia overlooking the Whitemarsh Valley. The design is a model for managing stormwater in creative ways that engage people while cleansing our water supply and recharging our aquifers. Rain water is captured in a garden runnel that flows through the garden wall and cascades into the water garden below. Overflow then flows through the vegetated swale and infiltrates into the soil below where it is filtered and cleansed by the roots and microbes contained in the soil.
On this project, SED Design worked closely with the architect, C. Stanley Runyan, AIA, NCARB and principal of Runyan & Associates Architects, to create landscape architecture that complements the home.