A Memorial Day Like None Other

Memorial Day, 2018 Memorial Day weekend is gearing up to be very special this year. Many communities are coming together with tremendous enthusiasm to hold parades and conduct ceremonies that honor fallen military heroes. The discontinuation of pandemic shelter-in-place and safer-at-home policies has been met with great relief and a renewed recognition of [...]

By |2021-05-28T16:27:31-04:00May 28th, 2021|

Winter at Ironwood

People often ask, “Is Ironwood Design Group busy in the winter?” The answer to that inquiry is always an emphatic “Yes!” This January we are hunkered down in the office moving our clients’ projects forward: Master Plans Master planning entails an analysis of a land parcel and creation of a plan for its optimal use [...]

By |2019-01-16T15:14:06-05:00January 16th, 2019|

Dover Veterans Park

The Dover Veterans Park was dedicated on Veterans Day, November 11, in a ceremony at the Locust Street site. The well-attended service was conducted by the City in recognition of Veterans Day and creation of the newly opened park. The park's circular brick and granite plaza is aligned with Dover City Hall and the McConnell [...]

By |2017-11-16T00:52:49-05:00November 14th, 2017|

A New Roundabout

The folks at Ironwood are happy for the good people of East Concord, New Hampshire! In just a few months drivers will have a new and improved intersection at Mountain Road, Shawmut Street, and East Side Drive that includes a multiuse path, crosswalks, roadway islands, and lighting. Construction begins soon and will be completed sometime [...]

By |2017-04-29T08:56:31-04:00April 29th, 2017|

Inspired by History

For this design, landscape architects Jeffrey Hyland and Jennifer Martel found inspiration from Ralph Waldo Emerson. The Rhodora On being asked, whence is the flower. In May, when sea-winds pierced our solitudes, I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the sluggish [...]

By |2017-02-22T11:01:43-05:00February 22nd, 2017|

A Memorable 2016

As the year comes to a close, I can’t help but be pleased with the major accomplishments of Ironwood Design Group. You might be interested in the firm’s 2016 highlights too, which are really something! It is noteworthy that the impact of our landscape architecture and planning firm has expanded geographically. This past year the [...]

By |2016-12-28T17:12:09-05:00December 28th, 2016|

Happy Holidays

In lieu of mailing holiday cards in 2016, Ironwood Design Group has made charitable contributions to The Southeast Land Trust, Plan NH, and Lakes Environmental Association. 

By |2016-12-23T12:52:26-05:00December 23rd, 2016|

Saving the World One Tree at a Time: Low Impact Development and the Landscape Architect

It's impossible to spend your days immersed in landscape architecture, stormwater management, and green infrastructure, and not have a tremendous appreciation for trees. In New Hampshire, the state is widely forested, so it wouldn't feel like home without an environment covered in oaks, maples, beeches, pines, and hemlocks. But in urban environments where there is little vegetation, trees are critical, [...]

By |2016-11-30T16:40:53-05:00August 30th, 2016|

Sweet Rain

  This week the Exeter Select Board asked that residents voluntarily restrict their outside use of water to hand watering of vegetables and newly installed plantings, a recommendation recently made by many other cities and towns in southern New Hampshire. The region is suffering from a severe drought that will only be corrected by several [...]

By |2016-11-30T16:40:53-05:00August 10th, 2016|
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