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Belton, MO 64012
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Signature Landscapes

Native plants are at home in any landscape... from the backyard to the back forty! Perennial natives can be used exclusively in a landscape or alongside non-natives to help reduce maintenance, improve environmental quality of our landscapes and help us connect with nature on a personal level. The natural landscapes around us—forest, wetland, savannah, glade and prairie—serve as excellent models for creating beautifully resilient landscapes that work for people.

We also find excellent models in the industry that are especially noteworthy and help inspire others interested in designing and installing effective native landscapes. Enjoy browsing through signature work samples from noted landscape architects and engineers including James vanSweden, Darrel Morrison, C. Coleston Burrell, Austin Tao, Allan Armitage, Patti Banks, Jon Wingo and others. If you know of a native project that should be featured on our site, please contact us at admin@critsite.com.

A Coastal Rhode Island Property

A long-dormant farm property on Narragansett Bay, restored in accordance with the owner's conservationist spirit as a part-time residence.


EcoWorks at Southlake

EcoWorks is another phase in the development of the Southlake Technology Park in Lenexa, Kansas, by The Zimmer Companies.


Forest Park Riverine Landscape

A restored riverine landscape on the historic site of the 1904 World's Fair.


Gardens of the Great Basin at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Pathways, bridges, terraces, and overlooks enhance the drama of the gardens that surround the Great Basin: Evening Island, the Lakeside Gardens, and the Shoreline Water Gardens.


Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Headquarters

Designed By: Dan Nelson

This award-winning design added both curb appeal and excellent wildlife habitat with its use of native plant material.


Kansas City Downtown Airport

In 2003, Patti Banks Associates (PBA) worked with a project team and the Kansas City Aviation Department to update the Downtown Airport's landscape and increase security around the entry to the facility.


Native Containers for Every Season

Designed By: Alan Branhagen

Alan Branhagen uses easy-care native wildflowers and grasses to create beautiful containers or raised beds throughout the year.


Weldon Springs Native Plant Education Center

The Weldon Springs Site is the former location of a large manufacturing plant that produced conventional munitions and nuclear materials for the U.S.