WOW presents: Restored Gardens of Alcatraz

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 · 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall

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 prison’s 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.