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Award winning gardens on Alcatraz


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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I have a good job in the garden and greenhouse and have done so much hard work on them that I’ve grown a bit attached to the place.”

Dick Franseen, Alcatraz inmate, 1937-1948