The seeds of this magnificent garden were planted many years ago. As was common practice in so much of our country, by the 1930s most areas had been clear cut of all trees for farming. Only fields remained.
As the Garden evolves from a private family estate to a public Sanctuary, construction dominates the serene grounds. With a mission to create the most unique and beautiful Gardens in the area, the Foundation is undertaking immense efforts to restore the property as a beautiful and enjoyable experience for all. A Sanctuary for the Soul!
Along with restoration, many new projects must be undertaken to provide the infrastructure required for a pubic facility. New roads and drainage lines, new parking lots, new electric.
A New Pavilion Emerges
From bare dirt and blocks, many hours of design and work, the beginnings of a majestic Garden become a reality.
Forty-nine cisterns were uncovered on the property, many formerly used for fire prevention. Cherished perennials have been saved, including mother Aline’s beautiful heirloom peonies. Holly, magnolia, maples and many other new varieties of trees have been recently planted. New shrub and flowers beds are in various stages of completion.
The new West Entrance is Finished!