The Association of Partners for Public Lands awarded the Alcatraz Historic Gardens Project a Partnership Project Award in 2010. The project also received two California Preservation Foundation awards in 2009—the Trustees Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation and a Preservation Design Award. This prestigious awards program showcases preservation design excellence and recognizes exemplary work in historic preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and sustainability.
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The gardens of Alcatraz are testaments to the human spirit, to the desire to create life and beauty even in a forbidding environment. Perhaps this above all is what makes them so inspiring—and so touching.”Delphine Hirasuna, Gardens of Alcatraz