Apple’s new ‘campus’ to include hundreds of fruit trees for 14,200 employees in Cupertino
In the landscape drawing of Apple’s campus above, large plantings of Apricots (orange), Apples (yellow), Plums (purple), Cherries (pink) can be seen. See larger image here.
Apple celebrates land’s agricultural heritage on 175 acre new campus.
The landscape design will recall Cupertino’s pre-agricultural and agricultural past, serving as touchstone linking the past to the present and the future.
The visitor’s entrance is an apricot orchard. The dining terraces sit in an apple orchard. The amphitheatre is both an apricot and plum grove. And the auditorium is surrounded by cherry trees.
Project will include:
An office, research and development building comprising approximately 2.8 million square feet;
A 1,000 seat corporate auditorium;
A corporate fitness center;
A central plant;
Research facilities comprising approximately 300,000 square feet located on the east side of Tantau Avenue; and
Fruit Trees’ list
Persimmon – Japanese
Golden Delicious Apple
Granny Smith Appple
St Edmunds Apple
Hudson’s Golden Jem (heirloom
Belle de Boskoop (heirloom)
Alkmene apples (heirloom)
Blenheim Apricot 240 trees
Santa Rosa Plum
Olive (some transplants)
Olive – Swan Hill (or Wilson’s)