TENACRE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
Tenacre Country Day School wanted to develop a large portion of their property into playing fields, a parking area, and an access road that could be used by parents to queue up as they dropped off and picked up their children each day. The school asked Shoplick Landscape Architecture to develop a landscape design to screen the playing fields from the surrounding streets and neighbors and
to improve the entry sequence along the access road.
The first design phase consisted of drawing an illustrative plan that the school showed to parents, neighbors, and town officials to garner support for the project. After support was received, Shoplick Landscape Architecture worked with a Survey/Civil Engineering firm to obtain approvals from the town’s Conservation and Planning departments. The plant palette consisted mostly of native species and included Firs, Sugar Maples, Tupelos, Yellowwood, Dogwood, Bottlebrush Buckeye, Fothergilla, Rhododendron and Oakleaf Hydrangea. Additional canopy trees were installed along the new access road and parking areas, demarcating the vehicular zones from the school's pedestrian areas. During construction, Shoplick Landscape Architecture located all the trees on shrubs on site.