The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and The Landscape Partners have received the Grand Award for the Modern’s landscaping in the 2012 Environmental Improvement Awards Program sponsored by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). The Grand Award, the highest within the program, recognizes the Modern’s campus on a national scale as a top commercial landscape, as voted on by landscape professionals across the country.
The Modern’s landscaping is maintained by The Landscape Partners in partnership with the Museum. The building and grounds, which opened in 2002, were designed by world-renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando, whose vision was to create an “urban forest.” The eleven-acre site features a 150,000 square-foot building bordered on two sides by a 1.6-acre pond and includes an outdoor sculpture garden. The approximately 6.5 acres of landscaping consists of Bermuda turf grass, Asian jasmine, and Blue Pacific juniper, plus more than 400 trees, including live oak, red oak, bur oak, redbud, bald cypress, river birch, cedar, cedar elm, and wax myrtle.