Willow Festival in Northbrook is a large retail center and benefited from a Landscape Architectural plan in 2005 and the installation in 2007. The main tenants, Whole Foods and Lowe’s, combine with a series of restaurants and retailers including the sporting goods store, REI in making up the center. The site features a landscaped perimeter that includes wildflower seed mixes that provide a native buffer and transition between roadways and storm water management ponds.
Another special feature is the koi pond that is in the back of one of the retailers. Mariani worked with the client and the retail/restaurant owners to provide unique exterior environments that are cohesive with the entire site.See Slideshow