The Journey Home

Excerpt from: The American Gardener, January/February 2004 Issue

American Gardener article - Flower Show TentThe Journey Home, Burke Brothers Landscape Contractors, 2003

When the tent Kevin and Sean Burke ordered for this major exhibit came in a few shades too pink, there was less than a week to go before opening day, so they had to use it and managed to soften the color by bathing it in blue light. They also projected branch-like shadows on the top of the tent to suggest overhanging trees.

The waterfall is made from a local Pennsylvania stone. The apparent change in depth toward the waterfall was made by leaving that spot in the dark and floodlighting the area close to “shore.” The pond liner is hidden under a layeer of gravel,stones, and moss.