Sunday, June 30, 2013

PHOTOS: Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens

Posted By on Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 3:11 PM

This week, Chey Scott explores the history of the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens on the South Hill. Lost for decades, parts of the gardens were discovered after the ice storm in 1996. After a 10-year restoration, spearheaded by then Corbin Art Center Director Lynn Mandyke, the gardens were open to the public. Photos by Young Kwak.

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A walkway that once gave residents of the South Hill access to downtown runs along the entrance of the garden.

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The carriage road circles parts of the lower areas of the gardens.

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Various flowers grow in the carriage road garden.  

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A staircase leads to the pond at the top of the gardens.

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The pond area at the top of the gardens gives an uninhibited view of downtown.

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Lynn Mandyke speaks under the restored pergola in the pond area.

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A detail of the pergola is photographed. 

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The tea house also gives a view of the downtown area.

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Trails lead visitors from one area of the gardens to another.

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One area that couldn't be restored was the conservatory and greenhouses. Detailed plans could not be found for that area, so it remains an empty plot of land.

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Irises are in bloom at the gardens.

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The gardens provide many views of downtown.

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The Mask of Pan fountain can be seen in the middle of the gardens.

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