The Gardens of the Olympic Sculpture Park are the clothes that dress a 9‐acre brownfield site on an abandoned fuel storage facility on Seattle’s waterfront. Sitting on 200,000 cubic yards of excavation material and salvaged old growth topsoil, six garden precincts use over 85,000 transplanted native plants to represent the prototypical landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and create a ‘mountains to sound’ narrative. The Greensward acts as the connective tissue for the gardens. It reinforces a reverse Z–shaped path linking all of the sculpture settings of the park and connects urban Seattle with the vast landscape of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. Starting at the park’s pavilion and ending at the lawns of the neighboring Myrtle Edwards Park, the materials of this park–‐like linear garden are archetypal lawn and shade trees.