The Georgia Trust

2015 PRESERVATION AWARDS: EXCELLENCE IN RESTORATION

JACQUELAND ROCK GARDEN
Atlanta, DeKalb County

Designed in 1926 by landscape architect Robert Cridland on the Woolford Estate in Atlanta's Druid Hills neighborhood, the Jacqueland Rock Garden became neglected in the second half of the 20th century, resulting in the garden being buried beneath soil, vegetation and debris. In 2012 Sara Hehir of the Sara Giles Moore Foundation was intrigued by stone garden elements nearly hidden under overgrown vegetation adjacent to the historic Jacqueland house that has served as the Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House since 1981. Ms. Hehir championed the garden's restoration, which included an inventory and evaluation of existing plant material, removal of invasive species, restoration of the waterfall and fountain, resetting of large historic stepping stones and replanting of appropriate plant material.


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