“When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight, nor for present use alone; let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, See! this our fathers did for us.” John Ruskin, art critic (1819-1900)
What the Board of Kingwood Center Gardens, backed by tremendous community support and countless volunteer hours, has done over the last two to three years is something that truly stands apart. As Ruskin’s quote suggests, the Garden Gateway Project, which opens this week, is designed and built in a way that captures the visitation of an industrialist benefactor; celebrates the beauty of flowers and landscaping; and which pays meticulous attention in even the smallest design elements.
So what Mansfield is actually receiving is something that does not come along that often — an instant community treasure and civic landmark.
This is the week when the Garden Gateway Project at Kingwood Center Gardens opens its doors to the public.
As Kingwood has done throughout, the Project Blog has been updated with the latest photos of the interior and exterior of the new Garden Gateway.
The latest edition, posted this past Wednesday and which can be accessed below, includes not only “sneak peeks” but images of the some of the most beautiful tile mosaics being installed.
1812Blockhouse will have a full story on Tuesday about the Grand Opening. More…
The newest edition of Kingwood Center Garden’s Garden Gateway Project Blog has two sets of photos.
First, a visit was made to the new Perennial Garden, coming to life under the watchful eye of Chicago independent garden designer Austin Eischeid. Eisched is featured in the August 2020 edition of Better Homes & Gardens.
The time is close enough for the Garden Gateway Grand Opening that the opportunity for Kingwood Center Gardens members to register for Members Only Day is at hand.
There are three different entrance times for the event on Sunday, October 18.
The last day of July is here, which means that it is only two and a half months before the planned opening of the new Garden Gateway at Kingwood Center Gardens.
In the most recently post in Kingwood’s “Project Blog,” several photos are shared of the current state of landscaping around the new structure as well as the reconstructed “allee” which stretches to the north of Kingwood Hall. That post can be viewed below. More…
By: 1812Blockhouse Staff
A brand-new post on the Kingwood Capital Campaign Blog of Kingwood Center Gardens, posted on Thursday, not only shares good news but also proudly displays proof of those tidings.
The news is that construction crews have returned to work on the new Garden Gateway. Not only have workers returned, albeit under restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, but the green stuff has been arriving as well.
This is Kingwood, after all. The beautiful visitors and education center will be set in horticultural beauty and will include a stunning new fountain. More…