Capitol Hill Garden Club In Washington, D.C., Since 1952

Water, Water Everywhere: No Garden Too Small, No Feature Too Big

February 13, 2018 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Featured Speaker: Robert Johnson, Landscape Architect, Oehme Van Sweden


Robert Johnson joined Oehme, van Sweden & Associates in 2011 after refining his knowledge with diverse professional experience in master planning, high-end residential and commercial design.


Mr. Johnson discussed water features, from fountains to lily pools, for the small urban garden and covered examples from OvS’ extensive body of built work in Washington, D.C. as well as some of his own inspirations from his travels and work experiences. Methods for water feature construction, planting in water features and the concerns relating to wildlife and water are all topics that Mr. Johnson’s talk addressed.


Mr. Johnson is currently managing projects for OvS that span both the firm’s commercial and residential portfolios, including several mixed-use/residential towers in New York City and the master planning of large estates in New England and on Long Island’s north shore and east end. Locally, he is managing OvS’ work on the expansion of the Annapolis Yacht Club and is leading design teams on the master planning of a historic former plantation on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, as well as various other residences in Annapolis and the suburbs of Washington, DC.


Mr. Johnson earned a Master of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and a Bachelor of Art in Art History and French from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine in 2003.


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