Dutch landscape architect West 8 is planning a botanical garden, complete with a "tree bridge" in Houston, Texas.
The 120 acre garden will take the place of a golf course in Glenbrook Valley, close to William P. Hobby Airport.
Local residents have opposed the idea, citing the loss of the golf course as well as congestion and construction disruption.
Despite the backlash, Jeff Ross, president of the Houston Botanic Garden, said: "No change happens without angst."
The garden is to be divided into two main precincts: the Island and the South Gardens.
South Gardens will incorporate a hike and bike trail and an open garden that will host events.
The Island will "be dominated by gardens, both naturalistic and cultivated", and will contain a conservatory building, educational facilities, an events pavilion, a cafe and a lecture hall.
It is unclear when the project will be completed.
Images via West 8
Edited on 23/2/16