Visitors returning to the Folger after construction is completed will find expanded green spaces on the East and West sides of the building, with beautiful landscaping designed by OLIN landscape architects.
The East and West entries will feature gently sloping ramps that lead to the New Pavilion, a building expansion located under the Folger front lawn. The landscaped entries will connect with open gardens on either side of the building, with paths and benches for visitors and researchers looking for a shady retreat or a place to have a conversation outside.
The public garden on the West will replace the half-circle driveway currently located there, and the grand magnolia tree will be relocated a short distance to the south. The playful aluminum statue of Puck will grace the entry. The public garden on the East will include a Juliet balcony and the Folger’s Elizabethan Garden.