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Frank Drackman

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Dec 20, 2012
2,591
Mouse Mountain
^ Was it Forest Hills nursery on Pleasant Hill Road? I spent thousands of dollars there back in the day.

This was Elemental Bonsai & Tea Garden on Neptune. We were looking for indoor plants, it is a shop behind a home, rather neat. Almost started taken construction picks as there is this giant hole across the street w/ some crazy earth moving equipment!
 

JoeCamel

Premium Member
May 20, 2015
6,134
Upper Lower
Original JURASSIC PARK landscaping before Potter... weep and enjoy!



On the days that I took these pictures... it was the only reason I went to IOA. I was on a mission to capture it.
May it return as lush and beautiful as it was, so much of the land is in the landscape. Maybe we can get a couple of ponds along the way.
 

Mad Dog

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Jan 30, 2013
20,444
Pittsburgh area
Original JURASSIC PARK landscaping before Potter... weep and enjoy!



On the days that I took these pictures... it was the only reason I went to IOA. I was on a mission to capture it.
and....that's the wall (the first one in front of the Discovery Center by the lake) I used to take a quick mid day nap on. Now, I'd get run over by a coaster. :lol:
 

Frank Drackman

Premium Member
Dec 20, 2012
2,591
Mouse Mountain
I never realized that there was a 2 year degree for this kind of work
I know I do not have a green thumb, but I do recall speaking w/ folks that truly know landscaping. I know there is a lot of knowledge to be had, but (to me) at the end of the day at a theme park, this stuff is true art in every sense of the word. He is an example that caught my eye in Epcot.

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Mountain Grown

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Nov 11, 2021
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Original JURASSIC PARK landscaping before Potter... weep and enjoy!



On the days that I took these pictures... it was the only reason I went to IOA. I was on a mission to capture it.
I came across this thread while searching for info about Universal Studios Landscaping, Islands of Adventure Landscaping.

I participated in the landscape installation of Jurassic Park, and City Walk back in 1998. It looks like the landscape has changed in these photos from the original install; although, it would be difficult to remember exactly what was planted..... either way, the photos are quite nice and show that the design integrity has been clearly established. At the time, the Islands of Adventure Project was the largest construction project in the world! I was a 26 year old recent Landscape Architect graduate. I have many good memories working with other horticulturists and gardeners finishing this project.
 

JoeCamel

Premium Member
May 20, 2015
6,134
Upper Lower
I came across this thread while searching for info about Universal Studios Landscaping, Islands of Adventure Landscaping.

I participated in the landscape installation of Jurassic Park, and City Walk back in 1998. It looks like the landscape has changed in these photos from the original install; although, it would be difficult to remember exactly what was planted..... either way, the photos are quite nice and show that the design integrity has been clearly established. At the time, the Islands of Adventure Project was the largest construction project in the world! I was a 26 year old recent Landscape Architect graduate. I have many good memories working with other horticulturists and gardeners finishing this project.
There were several Norfolk Island pines that didn't survive the transition. The replacements will grow in.