Cylburn Arboretum comprises 207 acres of woodland, meadows, gardens and lawns in Baltimore City. It is home to beautiful historic buildings, many species of wildlife, and is visited by large numbers of school children, families, garden clubs, scout troops and individuals who come to explore, learn, participate in events, and simply enjoy nature.
The City of Lancaster hired Mahan Rykiel to work with the community to create concepts for the renovation of the plaza known as Lancaster Square through a collaborative, creative placemaking process. The plaza is in the heart of the City and it was imperative that residents from all quadrants of Lancaster feel ownership. The goal […]
Hagerstown Entertainment & Arts District and Trail is one of many projects designed by Mahan Rykiel Associates that can be found across the globe. Mahan Rykiel Associates is internationally recognized in landscape architecture, urban design, planning and research.
When Pope John Paul II visited Baltimore in 1995, he carried a message of hope and understanding, concern for the poor and respect for religious freedom. The new Pope John Paul II memorial prayer garden embodies these same ideals, inviting people to contemplate the themes of the late pontiff in a setting archdiocesan leaders described […]
Named one of “10 incredible topiary gardens around the world” by Architectural Digest and “the most outstanding topiary garden in America” by the Garden Club of America, Ladew Topiary Gardens is a 22- acre non-profit garden and manor house located in Baltimore County horse country. The elaborate gardens were designed by socialite and huntsman, Harvey […]
The former location of a McCrory’s store, this urban site was transformed into a pocket park at the same time the Historic Baldwin Hotel was receiving an addition and being renovated to create a satellite campus for the University of Maryland.
Wyman Park Dell, a 16-acre historic park, is one of the few parks in Baltimore fully conceived and designed by the Olmsted Brothers. The park is a significant resource for the surrounding neighborhood, institutions such as the Baltimore Museum of Art and Johns Hopkins University as well as for the City residents.
Mahan Rykiel Associates was retained by the Courts Advisory Task Force to prepare a Landscape Master Plan for the Loudoun County Courts, located in historic Leesburg, Virginia. The purpose of the project was to develop a master plan that provides the County with a logical approach for improvements to this open space; one that accommodates […]
Druid Hill Park is Baltimore’s first large municipal park—comprising 745 acres of lawns, rolling hills, and forest—and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From its inception, the park’s beautiful water features also functioned as sources of drinking water for the citizens of Baltimore.