Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, the English Garden has been restored and re-opened to the public! Work on infrastructure repairs began on January 14, and except for a few minor tweaks here and there, all that is needed is time for Mother Nature to take over and let the plants grow.
In September 2017, Hurricane Irma devastated areas of the Florida coast. In particular, the Cummer Museum suffered extensive damage to their historic gardens. During the storm surge, the river is estimated to have risen four feet, causing flooding that lasted up to 24 hours. The salinity of the water devastated all the living matter and the gardens were closed indefinitely.
Since 2014 Sally Barnett and Mary Watson have spent hundreds of tireless hours dedicated to the success of bringing The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days to Jacksonville each year.
Judith B. Tankard is an award winning landscape historian, author, and preservation consultant, with ten illustrated books on landscape under her belt. We are excited to announce that she has authored “Ellen Shipman and the American Garden”, and will be signing copies of the new book at the Museum on Friday, April 13 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Philadelphia native Ellen Biddle Shipman discovered her remarkable talent for…
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