After major flood damage closed Cypress Gardens in 2015, ESP developed a comprehensive master plan to re-envision, renovate, and reopen the 13-acre historic gardens and low-country swamp owned and operated by Berkeley County, SC. Barrier-free design was incorporated to ensure ADA accessibility, and green infrastructure was utilized via low-impact (LID) stormwater features. Design also included a new ticket booth and parking lot, redefined vehicular and pedestrian circulation, and relocation of existing structures for better utilization and public appreciation. Although native plant species were selected due to the location’s propensity for flooding and water retention, flexibility with plant selection was also required as much of the plant material was donated. Since Berkeley County performed construction in-house, our team was also mindful of construction details and methods that would best suit limited construction crews and tight budgets. ESP provided master planning, landscape architecture, geotechnical, survey, and other services throughout all phases of project development.