Espalier worked with the City of Fairhope to improve an existing city park. Knoll Park is a sand hill long leaf pine habitat that has been virtually untouched since the late 1800’s when it was donated to the city for park land. Perched on the bluff overlooking Mobile Bay, Knoll Park is passed by most visitors
and residents of Fairhope regularly. Espalier provided a border treatment concept and planting design using only native plants. This better defines how the park transitions to the streets that surround it on all sides. New plantings were strategically placed to avoid disturbance of the numerous naturally
occurring wildflower population. Some pedestrian circulation items were also addressed. Mainly the creation of a stone entry feature into the park to solve the eroding foot path that previously existed. Services provided were planting design, irrigation design, hardscape design and construction layout
and management. Espalier was awarded the 2015 Fairhope Beautification Award for this project.