Photos taken on three different days, at different times, but you can see just how popular Pioneer Courthouse Square is for us Portlanders, and probably a good many visitors, too.
Made possible by Walker Macy, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Planning and Reinecker Nursery. Installation: June 1 – 4. Display: June 5 – 16. Flower Sale: Begins June 17 at 8am, Ends on June 20
From the Pioneer Courthouse Square Web site:
In conjunction with the Square’s 25th Anniversary, this year’s floral design, Parterre, was created by one of the original members of the design team for Pioneer Courthouse Square, Doug Macy of Walker Macy.
A traditional Parterre consists of a series of low hedges surrounding a bed of flowers or a knot garden. This formal and highly ornamental garden form transformed the gardens of France. It was first developed in 1660-1665 by Andre Le Notre at Vaux-Le-Vicompte near Melum, France and inspired the much more famous gardens of Versailles.
For this year’s design, Macy and his team will deconstruct the traditional edges of a Parterre and divide it into repetitive rows of flowers with hedges. With the combination of nearly 20,000 vegetables, shrubs, herbs and colorful annuals the Square will be transformed into an amazing display for all to enjoy.
$1.00 each or a dozen for $10.00
* Red & Blue Salvia
$2.00 each or a dozen for $20.00
* Variegated Sage
* 18” Boxwoods
* White Adirondack Chairs w/ Ottoman