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Award winning gardens on Alcatraz

Awards

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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True, there was a little fog and a lot of wind and many fussy plants would have to be ruled out, but there are many tough plants which seem to thrive on neglect or even downright abuse.”

Fred Reichel, warden’s secretary, 1934-1941