Sky Garden at Revel Resort and Casino

June 2012

The newest and most celebrated resort and casino in the region is Revel. Cairone and Kaupp is pleased to announce our participation as project landscape architects in such a significant effort. As part of the Revel visit, a unique experience begins at approximately 114 feet above sea level upon entering the Sky Garden. This two acre outdoor space celebrates all of the unique and memorable images of the landscape of New Jersey’s outer coastal plain. Providing a series of winding pathways through approximately 20,000 plants and 3,000 cubic feet of light weight soil, the garden re-creates the unique and peaceful experience of walking through the pristine dunes of the New Jersey coastline. The Sky Garden has been designed to reflect the dynamic nature of the changing seasons of the coastal northeast. The effects of the soft pastel colors of early spring give way to the flowing and undulating forms of the grasses which are activated by the varying breezes throughout the summer. Fall and early winter seasons see the color changes and the brittle fragile nature of the landscape create a contemplative experience as it responds to diminishing temperatures and shorter periods of daylight. These paths through the Sky Garden eventually open up to panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean at all times of the year. No illusion could be more impactful than the grandeur and elegance of this stunning natural connection. It is our hope that this new approach to resorts in Atlantic City will set precedents allowing for enhanced visitor experiences and new opportunities for the field of landscape architecture.


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With ample space for seating, lounging and dining, the spaces within the SkyGarden are connected through a cohesive planting palette. Photo courtesy


SkyGarden Plants
Working at 114 feet above the Ocean makes for a brutal environment. Plant materials were carefully selected for their hardiness and multi-season interest. Photo courtesy