dwg. designed the landscape master plan for the renovation of the Captain Shepard House at the Gage Hotel in Marathon, Texas. Originally built in 1899, this historic house offers hotel guests more private accommodation as well as an ideal backdrop for special events. Challenged with providing a formal “English” garden in the harsh desert climate, dwg. designed a space that creatively and carefully balances formal garden layout with a rich, native planting palette. Local plants and hardscape materials were used to reduce transportation costs and the new landscape resulted in an 80% reduction of water use on the property.