Travis Beck

Integrating ecology and design

A garden for all seasons

The Azalea Garden at the New York Botanical Garden fills a hilly site with thousands of azaleas and lush herbaceous plantings beneath a canopy of mature trees.


Design with native plants

The New York Botanical Garden's new Native Plant Garden reinterprets plant communities of the Northeast for heightened effect.


Green infrastructure

A stormwater treatment basin developed in cooperation with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection to alleviate flooding, improve water quality, and create habitat.


Stream restoration

Restoration of a historic stream improves access to the Thain Family Forest, reduces erosion, and enhances salamander habitat.


Urban horticulture

Establishing good growing conditions to extend greenspace in the Bronx.



Low-water and no-water landscapes in Denver, Colorado.