Designed for: Adults (18+), Seniors
For more than a century, gardens were an important part of everyday life for officers, families, and prisoners living on the harsh and barren environment of Alcatraz. Many of the plants selected by these unheralded gardeners proved to be excellent choices and flourished through the four decades of neglect that followed the prisons closing. In 2003, the Garden Conservancy and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy formed a partnership with the National Park Service to restore and maintain key gardens on Alcatraz. This lecture covers the history, garden restoration, photos of how the gardens look now.
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